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President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff is to visit Bulgaria

02 September 2011 News

The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is to visit Bulgaria, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov said on September 2 after meeting Brazilian Foreign Minister António Patriota.

The precise date of the visit will be determined at a later stage.

"Bulgaria and Brazil traditionally have active economic and political ties," Mladenov said.

The two ministers discussed relations between the two countries in the fields of economy, trade, education, science and health.

Nickolay Mladenov cited as a good example of co-operation the fact that Bulgarian national carrier was buying a new aircraft manufactured in Brazil.

Ministers Mladenov and Patriota discussed the situation in Syria. "Bulgaria thanked Brazil for its constructive stance and particularly for its contribution in the vote on the United Nations Human Rights Councl condemning the use of force by.

This had created the opportunity to urge the Syrian authorities to cease the use violence and to implement promised reforms, Mladenov said.

At the forthcoming UN General Assembly in New York, Bulgaria will endorse the joint initiative by presidents Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister said.

Minister António Patriota said that President Dilma Rousseff, who has close ties to Bulgaria, is eager to visit the homeland of her forefathers.

Patriota said that in addition to bilateral relations, Brazil is open to co-operation with Bulgaria in the implementation of projects in Africa, and appreciates the constructive political dialogue with Bulgaria with regard to the Balkans.

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