Brazil's Defence Minister: Brazil in favour of commercial alliance with Boeing

27 December, 2017

Brazil's Defence Minister Raul Jungmann said the government welcomed a commercial alliance with Boeing (Reuters, 23-Dec-2017). "We are in favour of this and other partnerships", Mr Jungmann said, adding that that foreign control of the company was out of the question, citing Embraer's central role in Brazil's defence industry. "The moment that control of Embraer passes to a company from another country, it will control strategic decisions" for Brazil", Mr Jungmann said, adding: "No country would give up control of that".