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The Brazilian president, in an interview to a national newspaper in his own country last week, mentioned some of his plans and expectations for his aims of attracting the interest of Russian investors in regards to a planned trip and official visit to Russia.
In an interview to a Brazilian newspaper, reports TASS, on June 16, the President of Brazil Michel Temer, in addition to mentioning, in general, his interests in financial and economic aspects of a trip to both Russia and Norway, said:
'Russia will be number one on the agenda of my tour. It is a power nobody can do without in the international scene.' (TASS1, June 16, 2017)
In the interview he then listed a few more specifics, as regards Russia, and what he anticipated as economic areas of likely investor interest in Brazil,
Yesterday, on June 21, during a meeting with the prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, Michel Temer said that ' Our key task is to offer new ideas regarding the need to boost mutual investments of the two countries'. He also said, reports TASS2, during the meeting:
'...I am here now for urging Russian investors to put money in various sectors of the Brazilian economy,'
and he continued:
'...there are more than 50 sectors of industry, including electricity industry, gas and oil sectors that may be interesting for Russia.'
The president of Brazil had been in Russia on June 20-21, 2017 on a visit that is also reported as scheduled to take him to Norway. He met the Russian prime minister on June 21.
Michel Temer also met the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, on the same day. "Brazil is undoubtedly one of our priority and most important partners in Latin America," the Russian president Vladimir Putin said ( TASS3), as he began talks with the president of Brazil yesterday, on June 21. During the meeting the Russian president commented on the decrease in trade between the two countries in 2016 and the increase of it in the first four months 2017. The Russian president referred to the co-operation of the two countries in international organisations such as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South America).
Brazil, Vladimir Putin said, is an important partner of Russia, and it was now, he said, 90 years since both countries had established diplomatic relations.
By: Katrina Wood