- Title: BRAZIL: Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi meets President Dilma Rousseff
- Date: 8th May 2013
- Summary: BRASILIA, BRAZIL (MAY 08, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PRESIDENTIAL PALACE VARIOUS OF BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF ARRIVING TO RECEIVE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMED MURSI VARIOUS OF MURSI ARRIVING, WALKING PAST A UNIFORMED BAND MURSI ARRIVING AND GREETING ROUSSEFF VARIOUS OF EGYPTIAN FLAG BEING RAISED ALONGSIDE BRAZIL'S CANNONS ARE FIRED VARIOUS OF ROUSSEFF AND MURSI POSING FOR PHOTOS WHILE SHAKING HANDS VARIOUS OF ROUSSEFF AND MURSI WORKING A LINE OF PEOPLE WAITING TO MEET THE TWO PRESIDENTS ROUSSEFF AND MURSI ASCEND A RAMP ON ROUTE TO THEIR PRESIDENTIAL MEETING
- Embargoed: 23rd May 2013 13:00
- Location: Brazil
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: International Relations,Politics
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- Story Text: Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi was in Brasilia Wednesday (May 8) to meet with his Brazilian counterpart, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, as the Arab nation looks to strengthen ties with Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - the so-called BRICS group.
Mursi plans to sit down with top Brazilian government officials and business leaders during his two-day visit to the South American economic powerhouse which will also take him to Brazil's economic hub, Sao Paulo on Thursday (May 9).
In the company of a trade delegation, Mursi hopes to develop more economic ties with Brazil in sectors including auto parts, agro-industry, renewable energy, fertilizer, natural gas, recycling, information technology, and telecommunications, according to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.
Egypt is seeking financial support, food and energy supplies on concessionary terms from a range of friends and allies to ease an economic crisis that has deepened since the uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak, under whose rule Egypt became a staunch ally of the United States, in 2011.
The current trade exchange between the two countries is $3 billion a year.
Rousseff and Mursi also plan to discuss political issues such as the crisis in Syria and the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Mursi had already visited India, China and South Africa and the trip to Brazil completes his tour of BRICS countries.
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