Meeting the Brazilian Ambassador

Muito obrigado to Ambassador Arruda of Brazil for an important first meeting today.

We had a productive discussion about United Kingdom and Brazil’s partnerships on science, post-Brexit trade, restoring democracy in Venezuela and working with Brazil on the conservation of the Amazon rainforest.

Action on the fires in the rain forest was also raised.  Operations to combat the fires continue, new bases have been set up so the military and fire brigades can work together tackling the blazes.

Brazil and the United Kingdom have a strong partnership and we will work to strengthen it even further.

If you have any queries about the United Kingdom's relationship with Brazil, please contact me and my foreign office team on or call 020 7008 1500.