posted on 18/03/2012: 1226 views
Sao Paulo - Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer received yesterday UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his accompanying delegation who arrived in Brazil earlier yesterday. Sheikh Abdullah conveyed to Temer greetings of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his wishes of further progress and prosperity to the people of Brazil.
The Brazilian President asked Sheikh Abdullah to pass on his greetings to Sheikh Mohammed and his best wishes for the people of the UAE.
The meeting discussed ways to enhance bilateral ties, particularly in the economic, cultural, investment and sports fields. Michel Temer praised the progressive relations between the two countries and expressed the hope that they will further be developed.
For his part, Sheikh Abdullah lauded the progress witnessed in Brazil.
Earlier in the day, Sheikh Abdullah met with Brazilian Minister of External Relations Antonio de Aguiar Patriota. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries on political consultations.
The meeting also touched on developments in Syria, the Palestinian cause, the Iranian nuclear dossier, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It also reviewed means to boost cooperation, especially in economic areas and the investment opportunities in the two countries.
The UAE is Brazil's second largest trade partner in the Middle East, following a surge in bilateral trade from US$805 million in 2005 to US$2.6 billion in 2011.
Patriota welcomed Sheikh Abdulla and his accompanying delegation and praised the growing relations between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, Khalid Al Ghaith, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs, Abdullah Al Suboosi, Director of the American '&' Pacific Affairs at the Foreign Ministry and Ahmed Al Nuaimi, UAE Charge D'Affaires in Brazil.
Present from the Brazilian side were Fernando Pimentel, Minister of Development, Industry and Trade, Minister of Mines and Energy Edson Lobao and Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE Joao de Mendonca Lima Neto. - Emirates News Agency, WAM
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