Meeting with Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

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As part of the visit to Russia’s Ufa Aleksandr Lukashenko met with Brazil President Dilma Rousseff.

At the meeting the leaders of the two countries discussed the most topical issues on the bilateral agenda, agreed to develop trade and economic cooperation and other areas of mutual interest.

In particular, Belarus and Brazil will set up a joint intergovernmental commission to study the current state of bilateral relations and the prospects of advancing all-round cooperation. The agreement was reached at the meeting of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff.

The heads of state also agreed to determine 4-5 major areas of focus and projects which will be launched and will serve as examples for the development of relations.

Despite the trade turnover between the two countries is almost $1 billion, the presidents are convinced that the potential has not been depleted yet, and the sides still have to do a lot. Belarus and Brazil have good prospects for the expansion of cooperation in aviation and agriculture. Belarus buys Brazilian Embraer aircraft, has highly-qualified personnel and resources for the establishment of a regional center of technical maintenance of these aircraft. The President of Brazil supported the proposal of the Belarusian leader. The sides also agreed to set up an industrial cluster of joint ventures producing agricultural equipment, dump trucks and tractors in Brazil.

Aleksandr Lukashenko invited Dilma Rousseff to visit Belarus in any convenient time. The Brazilian head of state accepted the invitation.