This Friday (20), the Minister of Defense, Paulo Sergio, participated in the “Conecta Amazônia” event, held in São Paulo, and promoted by the Ministry of Communications. The meeting was attended by the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, and the businessman Elon Musk, besides other authorities of the Federal Government. Topics such as Amazon protection projects, connectivity and innovation were discussed.

The Minister highlighted the role of Defense and the Armed Forces in the execution of several actions to monitor and protect the Amazon. In addition, the Forces cooperate for the sustainable economic and social development of the region, with emphasis on two pillars: the protection of the environment and the support to the Amazon population.

“Around 35 million Brazilians live in what is called the Legal Amazon. At the Ministry of Defense, dedicated professionals, both civilian and military, work to expand the role of the Brazilian State in strategic regions such as the Amazon,” he said.

On the occasion, Elon Musk was decorated with the Order of Defense Merit medal – Commander Grade.

Por Isabela Nóbrega e Viviane Oliveira – MD – Fotos: Antônio Oliveira

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