Brazil - Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing (31 July 2019)

Q : How does the French government interpret the attitude of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who canceled Monday’s scheduled meeting with Foreign Minister Le Drian in order to get a haircut (live streamed on social media)? Do you have an official reaction to that cancellation? Might relations between France and Brazil further deteriorate following this episode, especially in the context of the EU-Mercosur agreement?

R : We have no comment. I refer you to the remarks made by Jean-Yves Le Drian at his joint press conference with his Brazilian counterpart, Ernesto Araujo: https://basedoc.diplomatie.gouv.fr/vues/Kiosque/FranceDiplomatie/kiosque.php?type=bafr#Chapitre1