Brazil foreign minister says he is not worried by Trump's tariffs

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo attends an International Seminar of Brazilian Foreign Policy in Brasilia, Brazil November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Monday that he was not worried about the metals tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, and said the issue will not prevent Brazil from seeking a deeper relationship with the United States.

Araujo added that the Brazilian government was already in discussions with U.S. agencies over the tariffs, which will be levied on Brazilian and Argentine steel and aluminum exports to the United States.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito and Marcela Ayres; Editing by Leslie Adler