YEREVAN (Armenian Presidential Press Office) — Among the states interested in trade and economic relations with our region are the Latin American states–and first among them–Brazil. Recently–preliminary discussions on prospects of Armenia-Brazil economic and trade cooperation were held in the German capital Berlin–where a delegation headed by Brazilian president Fernando Enrique was visiting on the occasion of the opening ceremony of Brazil’s new embassy.
The Brazilian delegation has met with the visiting Armenian working group led by presidential chief of staff Artashes Toumanian.
Included in the working group were Vahan Hovanessian–chairman of the National Assembly Commission on Defense–National Security and Internal Affairs–and Ashot Voskanyan–Armenia’s ambassador to Germany.
During the negotiations–accompanying the Armenian delegation were Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau member Mario Nalbantian and well-known Brazilian-Armenian businessman Armenak Cherkezian–both of whose long-time and consistent effort toward closer relations between Armenia and Latin-American states have begun to bear results. The Brazilian side was represented by the presidential advisor for foreign relations Jao Santush–head of Brazilian Foreign Ministry’s department for European states and CIS Marselo Jardim and the head of the department for trade development Mario Vilalvan.
Both sides have assessed the meeting as successful and have pledged to continue the discussions.