Foreign Minister Seeks info from Itamatary on How a Biden Administration will Affect Brazil

Minister's request for info occurs the day after the Democrat's victory and with Bolsonaro still silent about the USA


Despite the silence of President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) on Joe Biden's victory in the American elections, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araújo, asked for information this weekend from different areas of the Foreign Ministry to assess the impact of a new American administration on Brazilian foreign policy.

According to reports made to Folha, diplomats were instructed on Sunday (8) to send reports to Araújo's office detailing how a Biden government would influence their respective fields of work.

Different areas have been urged to make these projections, considering that Biden will take office in January next year. The Democrat spent most of the campaign as a favorite in opinion polls.

Itamaraty is divided into structures that cover the different regions of the globe. There are also secretariats responsible for multilateral organizations and for taking care of trade negotiations.

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the technical areas produce reports that equip the minister and his main assistants in making important decisions.

It is normal for diplomats to prepare these reports after elections in strategic countries. But the current American elections have gained strong political contours for the Bolsonaro government.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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