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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that the agreement to provide "technical and financial assistance" has ended.
Leaders from the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom of Canada continue their meeting in the offshore city of Biarritz on Monday.
This is against the backdrop of international tensions over record fires in Brazil.
Critics have accused Brazilian President Jair Bolsanoro of "green-lighting" the destruction of the Amazon through anti-environmental rhetoric and lack of action on deforestation violations.
The severity of the fires and the response of his government provoked global outcry and protests.
President Macron last week de
On Sunday, he said that leaders "all agree to help those countries that have been affected by the fires as quickly as they have to prioritize at the G7 summit." the weekend. possible.
"Our teams are in contact with all sides of the Amazon, so we can finalize some very specific commitments involving technical resources and funding."
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that Britain will provide £ 1
What is Brazil doing?
On Friday, in the face of increasing pressure from abroad, President Bolsonaro authorized the military to help deal with the blasts,
the Ministry of Defense said 44,000 troops were available to assist in the effort, and Sunday staff stated that military intervention was allowed in seven countries.
Military aircraft have also been drawn up to dispose of water into the affected areas.
The president tweeted on Sunday that he had also accepted a proposal for support from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
President Bolsonaro has previously criticized the reaction of foreign governments and accused them of interfering with Brazil's national sovereignty.
Announcing military aid in a televised address on Friday, President Bolsonro insisted that wildfires "exist all over the world." He said he "cannot serve as a pretext for possible international sanctions."
On Saturday, EU Council President Donald Tusk acknowledged that it was difficult to imagine the bloc ratifying the long-awaited EU-Mercosur agreement – a landmark trade deal with South American nations – while Brazil still failed to contain the flames.
Following criticism again last week, Finland's finance minister went on to call on the EU to fully consider banning imports of Brazilian beef.
How Bad Are Fires?
Polar fires are common in the dry season in Brazil, but satellite data published by the Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE) show an increase of 85% this year.
Let's say that over 75,000 were registered so far in Brazil in 2019, most of them in the Amazon region.
Environmental activists are linking President Bolsonro's attitude to the environment and the recent spike in wildfires in the famous rainforest.