PH eyes technical cooperation on biofuel energy with Brazil

Ambassador Marichu Mauro calls on Ambassador Ruy Carlos Pereira (second from right), Director of the Brazilian Development Agency - Agência Brasileira de Cooperação, a branch of the Ministry of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil. Joining them are Mr. Antonio Junqueira (extreme left), Manager of Bilateral Relations with Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and Mr. Nelci Peres Caixeta (extreme right), General Coordinator of South-South Cooperation with Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

BIOFUEL research and development highlighted talks between the Philippine Embassy and the Brazilian Development Agency – Agência Brasileira de Cooperação (ABC) when Ambassador Marichu Mauro met its Director, Ambassador Ruy Pereira on 30 July 2019 in Brasilia.

The meeting builds on discussions on agricultural technology and biofuel energy made during the 4th Bilateral Consultation Meeting last year between the Philippines and Brazil. The two topics are of particular interest to the Philippines and Ambassador Mauro has outlined them as possible areas for cooperation when she met Ambassador Pereira.

The Agência Brasileira de Cooperação (ABC) is a branch of the Ministry of External Relations that oversees Brazil´s commitments to the South-South Cooperation. Established in 1987, it coordinates 700 projects in more than 100 countries.  It also coordinates technical cooperation projects received by Brazil.

Ambassador Mauro explained that the Philippines could learn from Brazil on the development of bioethanol to address pollution problems particularly in the urban areas, thus, addressing health and environment concerns. 

The meeting ended positively with Ambassador Mauro and Ambassador Pereira agreeing to fast-track the Technical Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and Brazil.

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