EU/Brazil Summit: extracts from the common declaration to the press by José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and Dilma Rousseff
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 24/01/2013 First transmission: 24/01/2013
On 24 January 2013 José Manuel Barroso participated in the 6th EU/Brazil Summit with Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council. The leaders agreed to set-up a joint committee that would help to further exploit the potential of bilateral trade and investment between Brazil and the EU. They also reaffirmed their commitment to deepen the trade ties with the entire Mercosur common market.
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||Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC
||Soundbite by Dilma Rousseff (in PORTUGUESE) saying that the existence of a large number of European companies in Brazil is very important for them; this drives the country, creates jobs and brings innovation in science and technology; it is for this reason that the European Union-Brazil relationship is a strategic relationship for them; saying that they defined a bilateral commission to systematically address their relationships and especially investment.
||Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH): Our partnership now features regular political consultations, growing ties between our civil societies, and some 30 areas of dialogue – from human rights, drugs and UN matters to economic, financial, environmental, scientific and social issues. Our economic and trade links continue to be extremely solid; the stock of European investments in Brazil is greater than in China and India combined, and Brazil has become the 5th major investor in the European Union.
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) saying that at today's meeting the most important is the reaffirmation of their commitment to the European Union's partnership with Mercosur, is a balanced and ambitious; saying that they believe that their regions can benefit from economic and also political advantages of such an agreement; this agreement would be an improvement worldwide; the completion of this agreement would mean more trade flows, new investment, technology transfers and many other benefits for citizens and businesses.
||Herman van Rompuy, Dilma Rousseff and José Manuel Barroso