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Brazil and Emirates sign defense agreement

Staff writer ▼ | April 24, 2014
Brazil and the United Arab Emirates signed a cooperation agreement in the defense area.
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Brazil UAEBrazil and the United Arab Emirates signed a cooperation agreement in the defense area.

The document was signed during Dubai's emir, vice president and prime minister of the Emirates, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, visit to Brasilia.

The partnership provides for the two countries to exchange technologies in the sector, cooperate in military instruction and training, in weapons, equipment, crisis management, logistic support, United Nations peace missions and to promote the exchange of military information, among other measures.

The agreement was signed by the United Arab Emirates minister of foreign affairs, Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Brazilian minister for Defense, Celso Amorim, in the meeting of Maktoum with Brazil's vice-president, Michel Temer, at the Ministry of External Relations, known as Itamaraty.

The meeting also had the participation of minister of External Relations Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado. The emir has also met with president Dilma Rousseff at government seat Palácio do Planalto.

This is the first visit Maktoum makes to Latin America. Prior to Brazil, he has also been to Mexico and has already proceeded with his trip to Argentina on this Tuesday, and Chile afterwards.

Another agreement that was scheduled to be signed, for cooperation on the development of African agriculture, was not finished in due time. According to the Itamaraty, the negotiations are to continue.