Brazil and Mauritania to Explore Oil Together

Brazil’s Minister of Science and Technology, Eduardo Campos, met last Monday, May 2, with the President of Mauritania, Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya, in Nouakshot, the capital of the Arab country, to discuss cooperation agreements between both countries in the scientific area.

The main reason for the visit was the beginning of a process for cooperation in research and technology turned mainly to oil exploration and the construction of pipelines in the Arab country. The agreement should also include cooperation in agricultural technology, extraction of iron ore, diamonds and phosphates.


Apart from discussing cooperation agreements, the minister also had the objective of personally inviting the president of the Arab country to participate in the summit between Arab and South American heads of state to take place on May 10 and 11 in Brazilian capital Brasí­lia.


Mauritania is part of the Maghreb, the group of Arab countries located in North Africa. The GDP of the Arab country totalled US$ 1.1 billion last year and fish and iron ore were the main products exported by Mauritania. Among the natural resources found in the country are copper, phosphates and plaster.


In 2004, Brazilian exports to the country totalled US$ 39.6 million, against US$ 19.4 million in 2003, an increase of 104%. In the previous years, shipping was no greater than US$ 5 million. Sugar is the main product in the trade basket, followed by powdered milk and axels for trains.


Anba

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Vows Inspiration and Social Change If Chosen to Host 2016 Olympics

During a presentation for Olympic Family members and international sports figures at Sport Accord ...

Arabs Increase Buys from South of Brazil by 52%

Sales from the state of Paraná, in the Brazilian South, to the Arab market ...

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

Amigo Oculto (Secret Friend)—Comedy. A family gathering to celebrate Christmas becomes a big mess. ...

NYT Journalist Convicted in Brazil of Offending Brazilians, Ordered to Pay Compensation

American journalist Joe Sharkey, one of the occupants of the Legacy executive jet that ...

English for Brazucas 4

What Brazucas call bife is actually uma posta de carne and may be prepared ...

Brazilian Top Officials at Anti-War and Imperialism World Social Forum

The 6th World Social Forum opens this afternoon with a massive protest against war ...

Rio's samba school Porto da Pedra

Brazil: Rio’s Carnaval Puts the Biz in Showbiz

"My blessed women, my blessed women," run the lyrics of a samba-enredo (samba anthem ...

Brazil Goes to France to Find Inspiration for Its First Ambiental Expo

Brazilian are promoting this month the International Fair for Solutions for Sanitation and Environment ...

Brazil’s Industry Shows Signs of Cooling Off

The rhythm of activity in the transformation industry in the second quarter of this ...

1,100 Exhibitors from 20 Countries Come to 14th Rio Oil & Gas, in Brazil

The IBP (Brazilian Oil Institute) is promoting, in Rio de Janeiro, the 14th edition ...