Egypt’s Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs hosts political con­sul­ta­tions with Brazil

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The Egyp­tian Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs held political con­sul­ta­tion meet­ings with Brazil, dur­ing which the two coun­tries fo­cused on dis­cussing re­gional is­sues and up­dates on the sit­u­a­tion in the Latin Amer­i­can re­gion.

The of­fi­cials of both sides dis­cussed Egypt’s prom­i­nent role in the re­gion, such as ef­forts to re­vive the Mid­dle East peace process, as well as the sit­u­a­tion in Syria, Libya, and the Gulf.

The Egyp­tian side was headed by Reda Habib, while the Brazil­ian side was headed by Fer­nando Abreux, un­der­sec­re­tary of state for Mid­dle East and Africa af­fairs.

The min­istry said that the political con­sul­ta­tions be­tween Egypt and Brazil are a mech­a­nism of re­view for their over­all bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and that there is great at­ten­tion given to the de­vel­op­ment of free trade re­la­tions, es­pe­cially in light of the free trade agree­ment be­tween Egypt and the Mer­co­sur trade bloc. It fur­ther stressed on the im­por­tance of con­tin­ued co­op­er­a­tion and joint co­or­di­na­tion in all fo­rums to work to­gether to­wards ef­forts of build­ing in­ter­na­tional peace and se­cu­rity.

Egypt and Brazil have long­stand­ing ties that ex­tend to the 19th cen­tury, when Egypt wel­comed the vis­it­ing Brazil­ian Emperor Tom Bodo VIII in 1876. There was a rap­proche­ment in the 1950s and 60s be­tween the two coun­tries in the con­text of political move­ments such as the Non-Aligned Move­ment and eco­nomic move­ments such as the Group of 77.

The Egyp­tian Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs

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