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Brazilian president arrives in India looking to boost trade, investment

Brazilian president arrives in India looking to boost trade, investment

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for talks on boosting ties in agriculture, science and technology, trade, defense, space and nuclear energy, India's External Affairs Ministry said.
Silva will sign several bilateral cooperation agreements during his three-day visit to New Delhi, the ministry said in a statement. Details were not immediately available.
The Brazilian president was accompanied by more than 100 businesspeople.
Brazil and India have emerged as leaders of the Group of 20 developing nations, taking similar positions on trade issues and calling for more representation on the United Nations Security Council.
The Brazilian president is to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday. He also is to meet with President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, and opposition leader Lal Krishna Advani, the ministry said.
He is to be honored with India's peace award _ the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding _ named after the country's first prime minister.
Last year, Brazil and India signed cooperation agreements in the areas of petroleum, ethanol production and crop science.
Trade between the two countries has been increasing rapidly in recent years. Last year, Indian exports to Brazil reached US$1.4 billion (


Updated : 2021-10-18 15:01 GMT+08:00