H.E. Ambassador Marcia Donner Abreu (center, front row), Secretary for Communications and Culture of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil was guest speaker during the AOG working luncheon hosted by Ambassador Mauro (fifth from left).
Brazil’s foreign policy directions under the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro was the main topic discussed during the working lunch hosted by Ambassador Marichu Mauro of the Philippines for the Asia-Oceania Group (AOG) of Ambassadors on 20 March 2019 at Royal Tulip Hotel.
Ambassador Donner Abreu parries a question from one of the AOG envoys during the working luncheon hosted by the Philippines.
Guest speaker was H.E. Ambassador Marcia Donner Abreu, Secretary for Communications and Culture of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil. Ambassador Donner Abreu expounded on the Bolsonaro administration’s general principle on managing their relationships and dealings with other countries.
Ambassador Mauro and the other Ambassadors in particular wanted to know whether the Asia and Oceania regions were a priority for the Bolsonaro administration. Ambassador Donner Abreu assured all the envoys present that the current administration recognizes the potential the Asia and Oceania regions offers Brazil as a political and trading partner.
The AOG is composed of Ambassadors from Australia, Bangladesh, China, East Timor, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The group meets monthly to exchange views and ideas on how to pursue and strengthen Asia and Oceania’s ties with Brazil.