South America Should Benefit from Brazilian Deals with Asia

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s trip to South Korea and Japan, this week, may bring about business opportunities for other South American countries as well.

This is the opinion of the Professor of International Affairs of the University of Brasí­lia, José Flávio Sombra Saraiva.


“Brazil is the only South American country that has the current right conditions to pull this chain of investments for the whole region, expanding commercial partnerships,” he said in an interview to Radiobrás’ Rádio Nacional.


According to Saraiva, some of Brazil’s neighbors have been through periods of economic hardship, and President Lula’s trip to Asia shall expand South American market.


He emphasizes the political importance of the trip, considering the efforts of both Brazil and Japan to join the United Nations Security Council.


For the professor, the cooperation agreements being signed by these countries already represent a result of Lula’s trip.


“There are several Brazilian companies there, and Korean and Japanese businesses here in Brazil, that benefit from these agreements financing, especially in the infrastructure area.”


He also said that to look for partnerships in other countries “is the only way to expand the presence of Brazilian companies.”


According to Saraiva, Brazil and Japan used to have an economic exchange in the 70s and 80s, and, now, both countries’ current conditions enable a reestablishment of this cooperation.


“Japan has deficiencies in the energy field, and also needs grains. The Japanese market is willing to increase purchase of Brazilian products.”


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Your email address will not be published.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

Ten-Party Coalition in Brazil Demands Justice and Accepts No Deals

Brazilian Deputy Rafael Guerra (PSDB party of Minas Gerais state), Wednesday, August 31, read ...

More than 200 Brazilians Are in Spain Promoting Brazil

A stand to promote tourism in Brazil will be open at the International Tourism ...

Rich in Culture and Amazon Luxury Brazil’s Acre Wishes to Lure You In

In northern Brazil, the state of Acre, mixing facts and legends,  is drawing up ...

English for Brazucas

For those of us who didn’t speak English from childhood, didn’t go to schools ...

Brazil and G4 Meet African Delegates to Discuss Their Dream UN

At a meeting yesterday, July 17, in New York, representatives of Brazil, Germany, India, ...

Saudi Arabia

Brazil and Saudis to Triple Their Trade to US$ 10 Billion

Brazilian trade with Saudi Arabia may reach US$ 10 billion in four years. The ...

Among World’s Top 500 Companies, Five Are from Brazil

Five Brazilian companies made it into the ranking of the world’s 500 biggest companies ...

Brazil’s Agribusiness Export the Best Since 89

Exports from Brazilian agribusiness reached US$ 33 billion between January and October this year. ...

Ahmadinejad’s Visit: Iran, Honduras and Brazil’s Hypocrisy in Dealing With Them

The Brazilian diplo-MÁ-cia (bad diplomacy) carries on its accelerated course towards the non-acknowledgment of ...