Brazil has welcomed the promise to contribute more than 184 million euros for environmental projects in its country.
The commitment was made by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the first Western leader to meet Brazil’s new President, the leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The package includes almost 31 million euros in aid to Brazilian states for the protection of the tropical forest.
These funds had been stopped during the term of Jair Bolsonaro, a denier of climate change.
As a consequence, since he took office, Lula has had to face a humanitarian crisis with the Yanomami population in the Amazon.
“We are going to take all measures to end illegal mining. We will get the miners out of there and we will take care of the Yanomami people, who need to be treated with respect. It is not possible for anyone who sees those images that I had the opportunity to witness in the past. Saturday stay quiet,” said the president of Brazil.
Olaf Scholz visited Chile and Argentina before heading to Brazil in his search for new opportunities abroad for German companies after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The three Latin American nations have criticized Moscow at the UN but have not adopted sanctions and Brazil refuses to send weapons to kyiv.
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