• Categories
  • Archives

Congo President Makes Extended Visit to Brazil

The President of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, started an official visit to Brasil yesterday. Nguesso and various cabinet members of his government will remain in Brazil until June 19.

During his stay in Brasilia, Nguesso will meet president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and visit the Brazilian Congress and Supreme Court. He will also meet with the president of the Brazilian Farm Research Corporation (Embrapa).


Nguesso will meet with Brazilian business leaders in Rio and São Paulo, including the directors of Petrobras and the Vale do Rio Doce Company.


According to the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, the Nguesso visit is part of Brazil’s efforts to strengthen relations with Africa, “one of the priorities of the Lula administration.”


The president of Congo is seen in Brasí­lia as an active African president who is a leader in preventing and resolving conflicts on the continent.


Brazil and Congo have had diplomatic relations since 1980. A Brazilian construction firm, Andrade Gutierrez, built an important road in Congo some years ago after the two countries established diplomatic relations.


Brazilian exports to Congo have risen over the years, reaching US$ 21.5 million in 2004. Brazil’s main export item to Congo, and to Africa as a whole, is industrialized foodstuff, but the list of exports have been expanding.


On the other hand, Congo has large reserves of petroleum and gas. Mining and lumber is also important. Brazil is interested in developing closer ties with the Congo economy. Last year, at the end of July, a Brazilian business mission was in Brazzaville, the Congo capital.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil’s Lula Silences Aides Pushing for Punishment of Dictatorship Torturers

Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, says Brazilians should enshrine the "heroes" who ...

Korea Builds Kyoto Comforming Steel Plant in Brazil’s Northeast

The company Ceara Steel, the first steel producing factory in the Northeast of Brazil, ...

Control and Productivity Save 1 Million Trees in Brazil

Greater rigor on the part of Brazil’s National Institute for the Environment and Renewable ...

How Cold Heart and Zeal for Rules at Pharmacy Killed Young Brazilian Mother

Salvador, beautiful city, what happened to you? Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, December 14, 2007. Viviane ...

Brazil’s Best Tribute to Niemeyer’s Genius Would Be Offering Opportunity for All

The late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was illuminated by that which we call talent. ...

Brazil Snubs US and Backs Venezuela for UN Security Council

Brazil’s Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim said it was only "natural" that his country ...

Israeli Minister Called Fascist by Brazil Ruling Party’s Official

The foreign minister of Israel ran into controversy on the first day of a ...

Reducing Work to 40 Hours a Week in Brazil Without Lowering Wages Is Smart and Fair

To transform the unequal and unjust structures of our society was always one of ...

Brazil Can Count on Portugal for UN Council Seat

In a press conference in BrasÀ­lia at the residence of the new Portuguese Ambassador to ...

Brazil’s Lula Defends Venezuela Against US Attacks

During the meeting with Presidents Àlvaro Uribe (Colombia), Jose Luis Zapatero (government of Spain), ...