German aid official says he doesn't plan to quit Amazon Fund

Germany's top aid official says he has no plans to stop financing projects intended to protect the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, dismissing suggestions that funding should be nixed

But Germany's minister for economic cooperation and development, Gerd Mueller, said Monday that "anyone who wants to preserve the unique climate function of the rainforest must strengthen these measures, not end them."

Mueller's ministry contributes 55 million euros ($61.7 million) to the international Amazon Fund.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro responded to Schulze's announcement by saying his country didn't need Germany's money.