UPDATED 11:00 AM PST – Sat. August 24, 2019
President Trump speaks with his Brazilian counterpart on trade and the on-going wildfires in the Amazon.
The president took to Twitter Friday evening, saying he spoke with Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the G7 summit in France.
He adds, future trade prospects are very exciting, and their relationship is perhaps even stronger than before.
The president also discussed the on-going Amazon wildfires, offering the U.S. help, adding “we stand ready to assist.”
Just spoke with President @JairBolsonaro of Brazil. Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before. I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
Although details of their trade talks are unknown, President Trump has previously floated the possibility of a free trade agreement with Brazil.
“Yeah, we’re going to work on a free trade agreement with Brazil. Brazil is a big trading partner,” President Trump said. “They charge us a lot of tariffs but other than that, we love the relationship.”
Brazil’s president also took to Twitter, saying he had an excellent conversation with his American counterpart. He went on to say, there’s a mutual desire to start major trade-talks to promote the prosperity of both countries.