As the first representative of a European government, visited foreign Minister Maas President Bolsonaro in Brazil. He did not spare critical words, and met surprisingly little opposition.
Brazil's new government is and will remain a difficult Partner, but at least in small steps again to old friends, such as Germany.
foreign Minister Heiko Maas has taken as the first representative of a EU-President of the government, Jair Bolsonaro - and at least there is the will, again somewhat better work.critical issues came to the language
Maas said he had also addressed the controversial points, such as Bolsonaros failures against minorities, or his critical stance on climate change policy.
"I pointed out to him that Brazil is an important country that must play in the international community of its role," says Maas. Therefore, there should be "no additional irritation" - as in the past, Remarks to climate change, or for the protection of the rainforest or indigenous peoples. Brazil should be on the international stage to be trustworthy. The have seen Bolsonaro.
native peoples of Brazil, demonstrate for the preservation of the rain forest
Klaus Weidmann, ARD Rio de Janeiro, 26.04.2019, tagesschau 20:00 Uhr
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