September 13, 2019 / 9:48 PM / 10 days ago

Brazil says U.S. offer for help on Amazon appears more effective

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo talks to the media after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Friday that the United States’ offer to help in the Amazon appears to be a more effective cooperation than former European efforts in that area.

Araújo said in the U.S., where he met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that he delivered an invitation from President Jair Bolsonaro for President Donald Trump to visit Brazil. He expects that visit to happen soon.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Chris Reese

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