He also said that the Amazon rainforest fire should not be an excuse for some countries to impose sanctions on Brazil.
[Need to cool down
Bossonalo told reporters on the 23rd that he will convene cabinet members on the 24th to discuss countermeasures for the Amazon Rainforest Fire.
When the reporter asked him if he was considering sending troops to help put out the fire, he answered, Thats what were looking forward to.
According to Bossonalo, temperatures and dry climates higher than average this year have led to an increase in the number of fires in the Amazon rainforest.
Brazilian government data show that more than 75,000 forest fires have occurred in Brazil this year, an increase of about 85% over the same period last year, the highest since 2013; more than half of them are in the Amazon rainforest.
The Amazon rainforest accounts for half of the worlds rainforest area and 20% of the worlds forest area. Every April to October is the dry season of the Amazon rainforest, and fires are a natural phenomenon. However, according to some environmentalists, some Brazilian farmers were encouraged by default by Bossonalo to cut down and burn rainforests and clear farming and animal husbandry land.
Bossonalo took office in January this year, claiming repeatedly that mining, logging and agricultural enterprises should be allowed to develop rainforests. He admitted for the first time that the fire may have been caused by illegal logging and subsequent burning of branches and leaves.
Brazilian Minister of Agriculture Teresa Christina Dia told reporters Wednesday that the Brazilian government has long guarded the rainforest, hoping that global concerns about rainforest fires cool down.
The news is worrying, but I think we have tocool down, she said. Amazon is important. Brazil knows that. Brazil is guarding Amazon.
Bossonaro said on the 22nd that he opposed other countries using the Amazon rainforest fire as an excuse to intervene in Brazilian affairs. He told reporters on the 23rd that Brazil should not be punished for the fire.
There are forest fires around the world, Bossonalo said. This should not be an excuse for potential international sanctions.
French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concern about the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest on the 22nd, proposing the opening of the Group of Seven Summit on the 24th to discuss the international crisis.
AFP reported on the Amazon Rainforest Fire on the 23rd from a French government official. Macron believed that Bossonalo had lied to him, and France would oppose the approval of a free trade agreement between the European Union and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR).
MERCOSUR was officially launched in January 1995 and Brazil is a member of MERCOSUR. Negotiations on a free trade agreement between MERCOSUR and the European Union began in 1999 and reached an agreement on 29 June this year. However, the agreement needs to be approved by the parliaments of the contracting countries before it enters into force.
In addition to France, Ireland also declared no approval. Irelands prime minister, Leo Valladka, said in a statement Wednesday that Ireland will not ratify the EU-SADC free trade agreement because the Brazilian government has not fulfilled its commitment to environmental protection.
However, a German government spokesman told AFP that opposition to the FTA was not the right response and that opposition to the agreement with MERCOSUR would not help to put out the Brazilian rainforest fire.
As for external intervention, Bossonalo said on the 22nd live broadcast of Facebook in the social media, Those countries send money here not out of goodwill, but to interfere with our sovereignty. (Zheng Haoning) (Special Release of Xinhua News Agency)
Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Lin Zhiheng_NY9285