Brazil: State Visits

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will guarantee that President Bolsonaro of Brazil will not be accorded the honour of a state visit to the UK during his term in office because of his record of hate speech against members of the LGBT community.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

There are currently no plans for a State Visit by President Bolsonaro. The UK is a strong champion of LGBT rights and our view on LGBT phobia is clear. We continue to work closely with Brazil, making clear where we disagree.

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