France President Macron called Amazon fires an international emergency, this is what Brazil’s president replied
French President Emmanuel Macron said that the fires raging in the Amazon rain forest is an international emergency and called for the situation to be discussed at the G7 summit.
“Our house is burning. Literally,” Macron tweeted, adding that the Amazon produced 20% of the world’s oxygen.
Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing nationalist who bristles at the idea of foreign interference in the Brazilian Amazon, took exception to his French counterpart’s comments.
“I regret that president Macron seeks to take advantage of what is a domestic Brazilian issue and of other Amazonian countries for personal political gain,” Bolsonaro tweeted, targeting what he called Macron’s “sensationalist tone”.
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