Brazil’s Lula, Bush discuss trade, biofuel
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and President Bush focused on cooperation on freer global trade and increased use of alternative fuels in talks that brought the allies together for the second time in less than a month.
Their talks on ethanol followed up a memorandum of understanding to promote international use of the fuel that the two nations signed when Bush visited Brazil on March 9.
Lula, the first Latin American head of state Bush has had at his Camp David retreat, said the talks were “the most productive” of any he had had with Washington.
Bush called their joint desire to see a global free-trade deal “the most compelling part of the opportunity to work together.”