Guided by the Secretary of Revenue, Robinson Barreirinhas, the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, decided to return the golden ounce received this Monday morning (31) to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The minister received the piece from the Minister of Investment, Khalid Al Falih, during a visit by the Saudi delegation to Brazil, with more than 70 representatives of the main public and private companies in the country. The gift has not yet been appraised for value.
On the blog , the Ministry of Finance informed that it does not know if the ounce is made of gold and that the item has already been returned to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia.
According to Barreirinhas’ guidance, the protocol for offering gifts to public authorities requires prior notice to the ceremonial of the awarded body. “For this reason, the Federal Revenue Secretary, Robinson Barreirinhas, instructed the Finance Minister, Fernando Haddad, to return the statue of a jaguar, received from the Saudi Arabian government, to the country’s embassy in Brasília, which will be promptly attended to “, says the Ministry of Finance.
The folder also clarifies that if the Saudi government wants to resend the favor, it will be necessary to comply with the procedures required by Brazilian law.
“Minister Fernando Haddad is grateful for the visit of Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Investments of Saudi Arabia, to São Paulo, when he had the opportunity to explain points of the Brazilian government’s Ecological Transition Plan and hear about the interest regarding opportunities for investments that the package can attract”, completes the folder.
Former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) is being investigated for having received jewelry and other valuables from Saudi Arabia without respecting legal procedures.
Investigations show that he tried to remove the presents before leaving the country for the United States , to avoid passing the sash to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva . According to the Revenue, the treats had an estimated value of R$ 5 million.