Amadeusz Juskowiak

Brazil finance minister meets french officials

Brazilian Finance Minister Dilson Funaro held separate meetings with French Finance Minister Edouard Balladur and Bank of France Governor Jacques de Larosiere on the second stage of a European mission to explain his countrys latest debt crisis French officials said

They declined to disclose details of the talks Monetary sources described them as a preliminary diplomatic effort to see if France could help to negotiate financial concessions sought by Brazil from Western banks governments and official lending agencies