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Brazil and Algeria discuss defense agreement

Staff writer ▼ | October 29, 2015
Brazil and Algeria "are on the brink of signing a defense agreement, currently in talks", said Brazilian chancellor, Mauro Vieira, during press conference in Algiers.
Defense   Joint operations between the two armed forces
The interview was done after the meeting between Vieira and Algeria’s minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra, according to the news agency Algérie Presse Service (APS).

According to Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty), when signed, the agreement should allow the achievement of joint operations between the two countries’ armed forces, exchange of officers, technical cooperation and joint training exercises.

Vieira’s visit to the Arab country was also an opportunity to hold the 1st Session of the Bilateral Mechanism of Strategic Dialogue, event created during the 4th Session of the Joint Bilateral Commission, which occurred in Brasília in July 2010.

The Brazilian minister was welcomed also by Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and prime-minister Abdelmalek Sellal.

According to Itamaraty, in the meeting with Lamamra, several topics, such as development of the exchange and bilateral cooperation in the energy, healthcare, trade, public works, agriculture, social development, scientific research and university cooperation sectors were discussed.