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Brazilian Senator in Morocco proposes less protectionism for Latin America

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Brazilian Senator in Morocco proposes less protectionism for Latin America

The chairman of Federal Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense, Fernando Collor, said in Rabat (Morocco) that Latin America can assume a leading role in the international scenario if it chooses globalization as a way for its actions in the world.

At the invitation of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, senator Collor presented a conference on Latin America and the Horizon of Globalization. He also defended the intensification of a trade partnership between Brazil and Morocco.

For Collor, it is possible to expand the international role of Latin America especially if the leading elites see the possible advances with globalization, regardless of ideological or political bias. He defended the formation of a consortium of Latin American nations focused on the development of biotechnology, which would be “a much cheaper investment alternative than a space program or even the steel industry, for example.”

– We must fight for less nationalisms and more multilateralism. For less protectionism and more openness. For less isolationism and more integration. For less ideologies and more pragmatism. For less immature rhetoric and more responsible dialogue – he said.

In addition to the conference, Collor held meetings with local authorities, strengthening the diplomatic relationship between Brazil and Morocco. He fulfilled work schedule with the adviser of King Mohammed VI, André Azoulay; with the president of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Nizar Baraka; with the Secretary of the Moroccan Academy of Sciences, Abdeljalil Lahjomri, and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Burita.