Abu Dhabi (WAM)
A joint statement was issued between the UAE and the Federal Republic of Brazil, on the occasion of the official visit of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro, President of the Federal Republic of Brazil to the UAE, as follows: At the invitation of His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Governor of Dubai, God protect him and His Majesty Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, President Jair Bolsonaro of the Federal Republic of Brazil made the second official visit to UAE from 13 to 16 November 2021. During the visit, His Excellency was accompanied by: High-level delegation, which included a number of cabinet members, representatives of Congress and businessmen.
His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Governor of Dubai, God bless him, welcomed President Jair Bolsonaro to Dubai. existing bilateral relations and ways to strengthen cooperation in the framework of Available and Future Opportunities, while emphasizing the common concern to maintain the bonds of friendship between the two countries. which is the highest Brazilian decoration given to heads of state and government.
During the meeting between the two sides, a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed aimed at strengthening cooperative ties between the two countries, including a memorandum of understanding for partnership in holding international cooperation and discussions between the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. and the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation, and a memorandum of understanding was signed between the two ministries of education between the two countries on cooperation in the field of education.
His Excellency the Brazilian President indicated that his visit comes in the midst of the UAE Golden Jubilee celebrations, and the importance of this occasion is reflected in the commemoration of the great historical event of the unification of seven emirates into a modern, modern country. that plays an important role on the international scene.And the UAE has achieved it over the last five decades. For his part, His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum congratulated the Republic of Brazil on the bicentennial of its declaration of independence, which Brazil will celebrate next year 2022. November 14, 2021.
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Brazil participated in the opening ceremony of the 17th edition of the Dubai Airshow 2021, and the UAE leadership welcomed the large participation of Brazil with a pavilion of EMBRAER training aircraft, which represents the main Brazilian defense industry.
On November 15, the President of the Republic of Brazil participated in the celebration of his country’s National Day as part of the “Exhibition 2020 Dubai” activities, and he congratulated the UAE leaders for holding this global event.
His Majesty Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, heir apparent of Abu Dhabi and deputy commander of the Armed Forces, also received President Jair Bolsonaro, and the two sides discussed bilateral relations and regional issues of common interest. His Majesty also received from His Excellency the Grand Medal of the Brazilian National Medal of the Southern Cross, which is the highest Brazilian decoration given to heads of state and government.
The two sides reviewed the most important issues at the level of bilateral relations, and agreed to further deepen the bilateral strategic partnership, and expressed their interest in the signed agreement for the strategic partnership to hold the first meeting between the United Arab Emirates and the Federal Republic. Republic of Brazil in 2022, to discuss issues including the areas of peace and security, sustainability and cooperation in the sector The economic and renewable energy sector, and the fields of tourism, culture and sport.
The two sides reiterated the importance of strengthening economic cooperation, and expressed their intention and desire to explore ways to expand and consolidate this cooperation, as the UAE has assets and investments of more than $ 10 billion in Brazil, while there are more than 30 Brazilian companies. operating in the UAE. On November 15, 2021, His Excellency President Bolsonaro participated in the opening ceremony of the UAE-Brazil Trade Forum, which represents the clear demonstration of the real desire among business leaders to strengthen the economic relationship between the two countries. The two sides expressed their intention to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector, as stipulated in the 2019 Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership.
The two sides stressed their commitment to work to promote peace and stability at the regional and international levels.
The fight against crime
The two sides emphasized their readiness to strengthen and deepen cooperation in the fight against crime, and to organize the transfer of prisoners and their social rehabilitation. In this regard, the two countries signed an agreement on November 13, 2021 on the transfer of convicts. The two sides reiterated the importance they attach to defense cooperation, and expressed their intention to hold a meeting of the joint committee for defense cooperation between the two countries. They noted the desire to establish cooperation in the field of defense industries, and also emphasized joint initiatives in the field of research and development. As part of the zeal of the two sides to strengthen bilateral relations, the two sides agreed to encourage cooperative initiatives in the fields of culture, education, tourism and sport. They welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on education, and the Brazilian President welcomed the signing of the Abrahamic Peace Agreement in 2020 between UAE and Israel. The two sides stressed that this agreement is a historic opportunity to facilitate and strengthen cooperation. The two sides reiterated the importance of the role played by the UAE and Brazil in their regional environment, and exchanged views on urgent issues in the region. They stated their readiness to hold frequent consultations and to serve as non-permanent members elected to the United Nations Security Council for the period 2022-2023.