RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday that he is considering offering his son, federal representative Eduardo Bolsonaro, the post of ambassador to the United States.

"I think he could be an adequate appointment and could perfectly handle things in Washington," the president said. "We considered this possibility last year and analyzed the pros and cons."

Bolsonaro said this at the inauguration ceremony of the new director of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency.

The appointment would need to be approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before being passed to the full upper house for confirmation.

Eduardo Bolsonaro said he would be willing to leave the Congress to take the position of ambassador to the United States.

Though he currently serves as the head of the House of Representatives' Foreign Relations Committee, he has never taken an actual diplomatic job before.

The Brazilian embassy in Washington has been without an ambassador since April, when Bolsonaro transferred the previous ambassador to the foreign ministry back in Brazil.