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Slovakia and Brazil discuss ways to intensify cooperation

Slovakia and Brazil discuss ways to intensify cooperation

25.6.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

Brazil, as a leader of the dynamically-developing South American continent, was the topic of today’s (25 June) meeting between Igor Slobodník, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and Susan Kleebank, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Slovakia.

The partners made a positive evaluation of the standard of relations between both countries and agreed on their further development. “We view Brazil as our central partner in Latin America and believe that, regardless of our successful cooperation up until now, there still is space for its further development, especially in the economic area,” said State Secretary Slobodník while appreciating the investment activities of Brazil in Slovakia, in particular through the presence of EMBRACO, currently the largest employer in the Spiš region, with investments exceeding one-half billion euro.

In the context of bilateral cooperation, State Secretary Slobodník and the Brazilian Ambassador positively evaluated the visit by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, to Brazil and agreed on the need to engage in more regular and frequent bilateral contacts. In this regard, State Secretary Slobodník reminded Ambassador Kleebank of the invitation from the President of SR, Andrej Kiska for the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, to visit Slovakia.

At the conclusion of their talks, the partners focused on the opportunities of both countries cooperating in the context of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and agreed that the event offers an opportunity for more contacts between the countries.