April 6th local time, Brazil’s new Foreign Minister Carlos Franza delivered an inaugural speech, emphasizing that he will focus on emergency tasks in the three fields of health, economy and sustainable development when he takes office.
França said that at the time of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the world is facing a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines and anti-epidemic medical supplies, and countries are also competing to develop COVID-19 vaccines and pharmaceutical products.
Brazil’s diplomatic service will mobilize all available resources, communicate and cooperate with governments and scientific research institutions on the procurement of coronavirus vaccines and related drugs, and fully support the anti-epidemic needs of the country’s domestic health sector.
On economic issues, França pointed out that Brazil needs to expand foreign trade and attract more investment to promote economic development. At the same time, there is also a need to set higher standards of public policies and remain open to the outside world to promote the modernization of the country.
In terms of sustainable development, França said that she would make efforts to deal with climate change. He also pointed out that Brazil has its own advantages in achieving sustainable development.
For example, the country is rich in renewable energy and is also a large producer of agricultural and livestock products, which guarantee Brazil’s sustainable development.
França also looked forward to future diplomatic work, saying that he would strive to promote Brazil’s participation in international cooperation and open up a new diplomatic development path that does not “passpass the other”.
At the age of 56, França began to work in the diplomatic field in 1991. Previously, she served as the director of the Protocol Bureau of the Brazilian presidential palace and the special adviser to the current President Bossonaro. At the end of March, he succeeded Arauro as Brazil’s Foreign Minister.