G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight Amazon forest fires, repair damage in region

The G7 leaders have vowed to help Brazil fight Amazon forest fires and repair damage in the region. French President Emmanuel Macron said, the summit leaders are nearing an agreement on how to support Brazil. He said the agreement will involve both technical and financial mechanisms so that G7 nations can help them in the most effective way possible. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, her country and others will talk with Brazil about reforestation in the Amazon once fires there are extinguished. She said, Amazon forest fires are a global question and G7 countries must find common solutions.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted that he has talked by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Israel will send a specialized plane to help in the firefighting operation.

The Hindu

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