Brazil and Africa Talk Globalization and More Trade

The 8th Ambassador Meeting brings together starting today, August 22, in Porto Alegre, capital of the southernmost Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, representatives from South Africa, Angola and Mozambique.

According to the president of the Federation of the Commercial and Services Associations of Rio Grande do Sul (Federasul), José Paulo Dornelles Cairoli, the intent of the meeting is to help in the globalization of companies from Rio Grande do Sul, opening new fronts for enterprises in the state.

Organized with the support of the state’s representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the encounter will include the presence of minister João Inácio Oswald Padilha, head of the Africa 2 Division at the Brazilian Foreign Office (Itamaraty).

Other ambassadors expected are Lindiwe Daphne Zulu, from South Africa, Alberto Correia Neto, from Angola; and Murade Isaac Miguigy Murargy, from Mozambique, as well as minister Claudio Lyra, head of the ministry’s representative office in Rio Grande do Sul.

There will be presentations by productive sectors in Rio Grande do Sul focussing on the markets of the three countries represented.

In the seven prior editions, the meetings opened business opportunities with the economic blocs like Central American and the Caribbean, the European Union (EU), Asia and Oceania, the Nafta (United States, Canada and Mexico), the Latin-American Integration Association (Aladi), the Arab countries and Eastern Europe.

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