Brazil – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and his counterpart, Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo (24 May 2019)

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, met today with Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil.

The ministers reaffirmed the richness of our bilateral relations and the importance of the strategic partnership that has existed between our two countries since 2006. They discussed at length the prospects for strengthening economic and cultural relations as well as our defense cooperation. They also discussed cross-border cooperation, given that France shares with Brazil its longest land border through French Guiana. The two countries intend to further strengthen their dialogue in all of these areas.

Jean-Yves Le Drian and his interlocutor discussed international issues of shared concern, as well as regional issues, especially the situation in Venezuela.

The meeting also provided an opportunity for an exchange of views on the fight against climate change. France reaffirmed its desire for strong collective mobilization in order to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris climate agreement.