Thursday, May 12, 2005


The Brasilia Declaration

At the end of the Summit, countries signed the Declaration of Brasilia.
Main points of the Declaration: support to the Palestinian cause (including the retreating of Israeli troops from Arab areas); support to democratization in Iraq; support to Argentina, in its pretention of sovereignity over the Falkland islands.
Check out the full text, in several languages, of the Declaration of Brasilia.

In an interview, President Lula was asked whether the presence of non-democratic Arab countries would have prevented the Declaration from mentioning more explicity the need of Democracy everywhere in the world. President Lula answered that the definition of Democracy was relative, and, as such, a mention to one-sided view of Democracy could not be imposed to the other parties.
Read more about the repercussions here.

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