Scholz to announce fresh investment in the Amazon Fund, says Brazil diplomat

German Chancellor Scholz and Iceland's PM Jakobsdottir attend a news conference, in Berlin
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attends a news conference with Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir (not pictured), in Berlin, Germany January 25, 2023. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

BRASILIA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will announce a fresh investment of 31 million euros ($33.7 million) in the multilateral Amazon Fund, a Brazilian diplomat said on Friday, ahead of the European leader's official visit to Brasilia on Monday.

The contribution will include 21 million euros to fight deforestation and 10 million euros to boost the Brazilian "bioeconomy," ambassador Kenneth Nobrega told reporters.

($1 = 0.9206 euros)

Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu

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