Brazil President to visit India for two days
New Delhi, Mar.26 (ANI): The President of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff, will undertake a visit of India from March 30 to 31.
This will be her first ever visit to India.
Ministers, officials and business delegation will accompany President Dilma Vana Rousseff. She will be visiting Agra, besides attending to her official engagements in Delhi.
The bilateral relations between India and Brazil have been upgraded to a 'Strategic Partnership' in September 2006.
The President of India visited Brazil in April 2008 and the Prime Minister visited Brazil in September 2006 and April 2010.
Former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva was the last Brazilain head of state to visit India in October 2008. He earlier also visited India in January 2004 and June 2007.
The two way trade between India and Brazil has a touched a record 9.28 billion dollars in 2011. India's exports to Brazil were 6.08 billion dollars and imports were 3.2 billion dollars. Our estimated investments are over two billion dollars, mostly in areas such as hydrocarbon, agriculture, mining, pharmaceuticals and IT.
During the visit, discussions between the Leaders of the two countries will cover a wide gamut of bilateral as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.
It is expected that the visit of the President of Federative Republic of Brazil to India will provide an opportunity to further consolidate and expand the mutually beneficial relations between the two friendly countries. India and Brazil work closely in multilateral fora, in particular, in the United Nations, G-20, G-4, IBSA, BRICS, etc. (ANI)
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