Brazil and Europe to work together in Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor

13 July 2010

Brussels, Belgium, 13 Jul – The European Union and Brazil plan to announce on Wednesday in Brasilia the start of far-reaching cooperation in third countries, especially the Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor.

The start of this ‘triangular cooperation’ between the European Union, Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking countries will be one of the main novelties on the agenda of the 4th EU-Brazil summit meeting, a community source cited by Portuguese news agency Lusa said on Monday in Brussels.

The summit will gather the presidents of the European Commission (Jose Manuel Durao Barroso), the European Council (Herman van Rompuy) and Brazil (Luis Inacio Lula da Silva).

The community source also said that Europe and Brazil will announce a “work plan” with outlines of the so-called triangular cooperation, which should move forward with specific projects on the ground in 2011, covering diverse areas ranging from bio-energy to justice.

For the time being, only the main principles of the initiative will be announced. One of the first projects should involve bio-energy and be carried out in Mozambique. (macauhub)