A "conversation" with Donald Trump he would have announced to the Federal President Ueli Maurer (SVP) on the last Sunday. Only five days later, the Switzerland-USA is broke-the summit: Due to the Shutdownin Washington Trump has canceled his trip to the world economic forum (WEF). Instead of Trump Maurer in Davos could now make a different, equally controversial figure of world politics: Brazil's new President, Jair Bolsonaro .
The ultra-right and highly controversial Ex-military on 1. January, the leadership of the fifth largest country in the world. His first trip Abroad Bolsonaro leads now, of all places, in Switzerland. In order to present at the WEF in front of the world's elite, has moved to the 63-Year-old even a medical procedure. And as it is now known, could Bolsonaro meeting in Davos, also a Mason. "We are working on various options for a Swiss-Brazilian Meeting," confirmed Brazil's Ambassador in Bern, Evandro Didonet. In discussion, a conversation on the President's level or at Ministerial level. "It depends on the agendas of the two presidents," Didonet.
Maurer's press office does not comment on this. You can just announced, via Maurer's WEF program will be informed "in due course". Unofficially, it is confirmed in the Federal administration, the Federal Council also have an interest in a bilateral Meeting with Brazil. This interest is not accidental: Currently, Switzerland is conducting free trade talks with the South American Mercosur countries, including Brazil. It is for the Swiss economy much, because it is in competition with the EU, also seeking an agreement with the Mercosur.
Not least for this reason, it is welcome by Swiss parliamentarians of all bearings, when Mason hits the controversial Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro was "a terrible figure," said SP national councillor Carlo Sommaruga. For Switzerland, it is but to receive first-Hand information about his political intentions – such as to the question of whether he intended to bring the policy of free trade. At the same time Mason Bolsonaro had to but remember to preserve the democracy, human and minority rights, calls Sommaruga.
"honor is for Switzerland"
the election campaign, statements made by Bolsonaro around the world have aroused fears that he was going to accelerate, as President, under the pretext of the fight against crime, the rule of law principles, victims of the torpedoing of the rights of minorities, as well as the depletion in the jungle.
Also, CVP national councillor Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter expected that masons against Bolsonaro "deposited in the Swiss values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law". Against a Meeting there is nothing wrong with that: "Switzerland is talking with all of you." SVP national councillor Claudio Zanetti considers it even "as a great honour for Switzerland that the President of such a large country visited first Switzerland". Maurer with Bolsonaro had to talk about a topic that calls for Zanetti: on free trade.
About free trade Mason wanted to talk with Trump. To TeleZüri, he had expressed the hope that he could bring with Trump, a Swiss-American free trade agreement "on the Rail". Now the question is, whether, according to the WEF, at least the free-trade talks with Mercosur and Brazil are still on the Rail.
Created: 11.01.2019, 22:59 PM