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Brazil, Saudi Arabia to increase defence industrial links

29 October 2019
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Brazil and Saudi Arabia are set to sign a series of political and economic agreements to bolster links, including defence co-operation and investment, Brazil's foreign minister Ernesto Araújo told the Arab News website.

In an interview published on 29 October, Araújo said that the two countries were planning to sign a raft of agreements on co-operation in science, technology, and innovation; cultural co-operation; visas; sports; finance; and defence during a visit to the Kingdom by Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro.

Araújo told the outlet that the visit would "contribute to the expansion of Saudi investments in Brazil, in sectors such as infrastructure, defence, innovation, energy, and agribusiness, as well as encourage Saudi participation in Brazilian concessions and privatization programs."

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