RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula
da Silva will defend the country's biofuel production at the upcoming 63rd UN
General Assembly, his spokesmen Marcelo Baumbach announced Thursday.
At the UN gathering, which started on Sept. 16 at the UN headquarters in
New York, Lula will stress that biofuels should not be blamed for the
international food crisis and reaffirm the country's commitment to developing
biofuels despite the recent discovery of huge oil resources, Baumbach said.
The president will also reiterate Brazil's bid for a permanent seat at the
UN Security Council, said the spokesman.
Lula will also call for more resources and actions to fight poverty and
hunger, in particular a concentrated effort to increase food production in
less-developed countries and eliminate subsidies that developed nations give to
Baumbach added that the international financial crisis is not expected to
be addressed at any specific meetings, but might be informally discussed at
presidents' bilateral meetings.