21:15 24.09.2019 (updated 21:51 24.09.2019) Short URL
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has denied making an aggressive speech this morning at the UN General Assembly. According to him, people are not prepared to hear the truth.
In interview To Jornal da Band tonight, the Brazilian leader said that his speech at the opening of the 74th UN General Assembly was objective and that he kept the line for about 30 minutes in which he spoke, not offending any head of state.
"It's just that more and more people are not prepared to hear the truth. The truth has elected me in Brazil," said Bolsonaro, accused by critics of giving an aggressive and truculent speech in New York.
Also in this interview, the president commented on the expectation for the meeting that he should have, tonight, with his American counterpart, Donald Trump. Speaking to Band, he said that what he most wanted in relations with the United States – the country with which Brazil would have an automatic alignment, according to the government – are "good partnerships".
"What I seek most from the United States is to make good partnerships where we can add value to what almost the world no longer has," said Bolsonaro, highlighting Brazil's mineral wealth. "We have niobium, we have mountains of graphite, gold, diamond … But we want to add value to that from there. And that is piquing their interest. And what we didn't have to offer them was trust, which we now have, with our arrival in government. "