WORLD Brazil confirms U.S. endorsement to president's son as ambassador

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Brazil confirms U.S. endorsement to president's son as ambassador

Xinhua

13:33, August 10, 2019

BRASILIA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday that it received approval from the United States to the appointment of Brazilian president's son Eduardo Bolsonaro as ambassador to the country.

The "agreement" request, as the consultation is called, was sent in late July to the U.S. Department of State, and Brazil got a positive response, the foreign ministry's press office said.

The nomination of Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of president Jair Bolsonaro, still needs to be approved by the Brazilian Senate, according to law.

If the Senate approves his appointment, he will conduct "intense and arduous work," said Eduardo Bolsonaro after meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo.

There will be "a truly strategic direction to deepen cooperation (between both countries) and to promote security, prosperity and the well-being of all the Brazilian and American people," he said.

Eduardo Bolsonaro, who has just turned 35, the minimum required age to occupy an ambassador's position, is a federal representative and heads the Foreign Relations Committee under the House.

The Brazilian embassy in Washington has been left without an ambassador since April when Bolsonaro removed the previous one.

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