Brazil president to propose Mercosur-U.S. free trade agreement - spokesman

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to propose a free trade agreement between South America's Mercosur and the United States once he takes the presidency of the bloc during a meeting in Argentina, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Tuesday.

Reuters July 17, 2019 05:07:37 IST
Brazil president to propose Mercosur-U.S. free trade agreement - spokesman

Brazil president to propose MercosurUS free trade agreement  spokesman

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to propose a free trade agreement between South America's Mercosur and the United States once he takes the presidency of the bloc during a meeting in Argentina, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Tuesday.

Rego Barros also said the Brazilian Foreign Ministry already has a draft of the request of agreement for the president's son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, to become the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States. Bolsonaro has defended naming his son as ambassador, but the appointment would still need to be approved by the Brazilian Senate.

(Reporting by Eduardo Simoes; writing by Tatiana Bautzer, editing by G Crosse)

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