Rousseff: “Brazil may be an important partner of the U.S.”
BRASILIA, March 17, 2011.- Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said her country may be “a very important partner for the United States” when she is awaiting the arrival of Barack Obama.
“I think for us and for the United States, the juice, which is, after Obama’s visit, is the gradual realization that Brazil is a country that took its international role, which by its historical ties with U.S. and being in the same region, could be an important partner, “said the president.
“What other country has oil reserves we have, no war, no ethnic conflict, respect contracts; it has extremely clear democratic principles and world view as favorable to peace?” Rousseff asked.
On the other hand, she reiterated her disagreement with the regime in Iran, which also is a difference with Lula Da Silva government. “I do not agree with the stoning of women (in Iran),” she said. Precisely this point had distanced the United States to Brazil and now this new administration appears to amend this dissent.