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Lebanon President to Visit Brazil, the Country with Most Lebanese Immigrants

Lebanon president Michel SuleimanLebanese president, Michel Suleiman, should visit Brazil this year. According to the consul general of the Arab country to São Paulo, Joseph Sayah, the date has not yet been defined, but may be in the second half of April.

According to Sayah, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva invited his Lebanese colleague to come to Brazil one year ago. The diplomat added that Suleiman was inaugurated in the office a little over a year and a half ago and now plans to start traveling to several countries. There is special interest in Brazil, as the country houses the main Lebanese community in the world.

Sayah, who has been the country’s consul general to São Paulo for over eight years, pointed out the good relations between Lebanon and Brazil and the Lebanese immigrants and descendants who live in the country. “The community has been developing wonderful work,” he pointed out.

In the commercial area, he said that there is little business and the trade balance results in a surplus for Brazil.

According to figures supplied by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazilian exports to Lebanon generated US$ 310.6 million last year, growth of 13.4% over 2008. The main products shipped were raw meats, live cattle, coffee, semi products in iron and steel, diesel oil, cashew nuts, sugar, processed meats, paper, vehicles and auto parts.

On the other lane, Brazil imported only US$ 1.4 million from Lebanon in 2009, against US$ 53.5 in the previous year. In 2008, the trade basket included mainly fertilizers. Last year, there was import of plastics, food products and marble.

Sayah said that an economic and commercial cooperation agreement was signed between both countries in 2003. Up to now, however, the treaty has not been put in place. The diplomat said that he hopes it may be placed into practice with the visit of Suleiman, which would help expand trade.

Anba

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  • Floyd

    dood chill out man
    If the Mossad don’t gun down Jake McCrann Israel is finished.

    I will write you into extinction. You are the most despicable people the world has ever known.

    I WISH your fucking Holohoax story was true. And I would have been up in Hitler’s face snot and sweat and all demanding he take for serious my model, “How I would have Commanded the Holocaust”. I would have punched Hitler in the face if he denied me this operation.

  • ren

    typo: “found out later it was because they had ran out of ammon”
    Ammo. Ammunition. The bottomless falsehood of the jews.

    They will kill me as I write more. In five years my words will be so refined I will cut empires in half.

  • ren

    Beware the Jew’s Cease Fire
    I remember in late 2006 the jews called cease fire and then we found out later it was because they had ran out of ammon. The lebos were absolutely kicking their stupid asses. Then when the jews finally got their expedited delivery from the US of cluster bombs, they broke the Cease Fire with a big drop of clusters which continue to kill innocent children to this day as those clusters are land mines. That is what you call hatred. And if any of you want to talk about hatred then start there.

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