President Jair Bolsonar (PSL) said on Tuesday that he would announce the choice of the new Foreign Minister. In an interview with the Supreme Court of Justice (TST), Bolsonaro said that the Chancellor's name is from the board of Itamaraty, "it can happen until tomorrow. When asked whether a new title would be a man or a woman, Bolsonaro replied:" It may also be a gay . "
Earlier on, Ambassador Lus Fernando de Andrade Serra attended the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center (CCBB), where the new Government Transition Office operates. Andrad Serra was Brazil's Ambassador to South Korea by mid-year, and according to a Broadcast / State statement last week, he was one of the names that was mentioned in order to hold the Chancellor's office in the new government.
Talking to reporters, Bolsonaro said that he could complete the announcement of his ministers' list at the end of the month. "We can not announce something today and tomorrow it will not be," he said.
Ambassador Jos Alfredo Gray Lima is also quoted. He was Brazil's Permanent Representative to the European Union and his last post at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before his retirement in 2016, was the Deputy Minister for Integration, Economics and Foreign Trade. Among his responsibilities was the monitoring of Brazilian activities in the Mercosur World Trade Organization (WTO).
Both sides meet the benchmarks announced on Tuesday by Bolsonaro: career diplomats. There is also economic experience, which should be the main direction of the new government's foreign policy: greater integration into world trade through bilateral and multilateral agreements.