Presidents of UAE, Brazil discuss bilateral relations


UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva held talks in Abu Dhabi aimed at further strengthening the robust ties between the two countries.

The meeting at Qasr Al Watan began with Sheikh Mohamed welcoming the Brazilian leader and his delegation to the UAE.

His Highness expressed his hope that the visit – President Lula’s first to an Arab country since beginning his third term in office – would serve to boost bilateral relations within the framework of the UAE-Brazil strategic partnership, for the benefit of both nations and their people.

Sheikh Mohamed and President Lula reviewed existing areas of cooperation, including in the areas of economic growth, trade, technology, environmental protection, climate change, renewable energy, food security and other aspects that serve both countries’ sustainable development ambitions. Their talks explored further areas for collaboration, with a focus on sustainability, innovation and economic opportunity.

Their discussions covered the COP28 climate conference, to be hosted by the UAE later this year, and opportunities to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the area of climate change. 

The two leaders exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest and reiterated their shared interest in supporting peace and stability in the world, especially in light of both countries’ current membership of the UN Security Council.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed affirmed that the UAE attaches great importance to its relations with Brazil as it seeks to strengthen ties with South American countries, especially in the area of sustainable development.

Sheikh Mohamed noted that next year the two countries will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them, which began in 1974, and reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to enhancing cooperation in order to unlock further opportunities that will benefit both countries.

The Brazilian leader also signed the VIP visitors’ book, with a message wishing for further development and prosperity for the two countries.

The UAE President held an Iftar banquet in honour of the President of Brazil and the accompanying delegation.

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