July 15, 2019 / 4:31 PM / 3 months ago

Brazil vice president says country is staying in Paris climate accord

Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao delivers a speech during the opening of LAAD, the biggest military industry expo in Latin America, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Monday he considers it “impossible” for Brazil to leave the Paris Agreement on climate change.

French President Emmanuel Macron had said prior to the agreement of the European Union Mercosur trade deal in June that France would not sign onto that pact if Brazil leaves the Paris Agreement.

Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Carolina Mandl

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