French President Challenges Bolsonaro and Threatens Not to Sign Trade Agreement

G20 sessions have not begun, but criticism of Brazil's climate policy is already being voiced.

By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After rebutting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said she wanted a "clear discussion" with the president on deforestation, president Jair Bolsonaro has now been confronted by French President Emmanuel Macron: "If Brazil leaves the Paris Agreement, as far as we are concerned, we cannot sign a trade agreement with them."

The statement was given to journalists in Japan before a G20 meeting and concerned the . . .

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