The president said today Jair Bolsonaro (15) Brazil is well advanced to meet the entry requirements of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCDE). The US government (USA) reported yesterday (14) that is a sign of Brazil as the next country to join as a full member of the OECD, group meets 36 countries, most of Europe and North America.
"The news was very welcome. He had been working for months on top of that, so obviously reserved. There was the announcement [from the USA], They are over 100 requirements to be accepted, we are well advanced, including in front of Argentina. And the advantages are many of Brazil, equivalent to our country enter the first division ", Bolsonaro said he left the presidential palace on the morning of Wednesday.
For the Brazilian president, in addition to having the support of the United States, Brazil has also overcoming the resistance of other countries and showing that it is a viable country.
in a statement, the US Embassy in Brasilia said that the decision to prioritize the candidacy of Brazil now, as the next country to start the process, It is a natural evolution of the commitment, as reaffirmed by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and President Donald Trump, in October 2019. at that time, However, Secretary of State sent a document to the Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurria, expressing support for the entry of Argentina and Romania in the organization.
"The Brazilian government is working to align their economic policies with OECD standards, giving priority to joining the organization to strengthen the economic reforms ", the statement said. "The OECD is a consensus-based organization, and any decision to invite countries to begin the accession process need to be taken by all 36 member countries ", adds.
The embassy of the North American country also points out that the Joint Statement of March 2019, President Trump and President Bolsonaro made clear the US support for Brazil to start the process to become a full member of the OECD and welcomed the ongoing efforts of Brazil in relation to economic reforms, best practices and compliance with the organization's standards.
The OECD brings together the most industrialized nations and establishes sets of economic and legislative rules parameters for its members.