After the controversy, both the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and the head of United States diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, denied on Thursday that his country has subtracted support from Brazil in his career to enter the Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Pompeo said, through its Twitter account, that "contrary to media reports", the United States fully supports Brazil in its process to become a full member of the organization, consistent with the joint statement made on the 19th of March for the presidents of both countries.
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"We have welcomed the ongoing efforts in Brazil for more economic reforms, best practices and a regulatory framework that is in line with OECD standards," said Pompeo, who said the United States will make a great effort to support entry. from Brazil.
On Thursday night, President Donald Trump also said he continued to support Brazil's entry into the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, despite the letter in question. In his Twitter account, the president said that a joint statement with the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, "in March makes it clear that I support the start of the process for Brazil to be a full member of the OECD." He added that the information published on Thursday by Bloomberg News about the letter was "false news."
The US embassy in Brazil said in a statement that it supports an expansion of the OECD, at a "moderate" pace that takes into account the need to press for governance reforms.
In the note, Pompeo promptly expresses the priority that Washington gives to the nominations of Argentina and Romania, excluding Brazil from the payroll. The organization is made up of 36 countries, mostly Europeans. And they are joined by the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Turkey.
The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, dismissed at all times that the decision means a lack of support for his country. “We are practically arriving (to the objective of entering the OECD). Only two countries were before, Argentina and Romania, ”said the president in a Facebook Live broadcast.
"We remain firm and strong" in the accession process, Bolsonaro added, estimating that in a year and little more they will achieve the objective.
On Thursday, at a time when Washington's position was disseminated, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo said at the Brazil Investment Forum 2019, that the country “is ready to join the organization. We are living an extraordinary economic opening. We and the private sector believe that entering the OECD will be the key to the development of Brazil. ”
In the words of Araújo, “the opening of Brazil to the global value chain requires partnering with all investors. For that we create an agenda capable of creating the opportunity for everyone. ”