Arab Brazilian Chamber Talks Actions With Diplomats, Govt.

(MENAFN- Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA))

São Paulo – The president of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), Osmar Chohfi, had appointments in Brasília on Monday and Tuesday (June 5 and 6) accompanied by the organization's secretary-general & CEO, Tamer Mansour, and Institutional Relations director, Fernanda Baltazar. They met with the president of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency ( ApexBrasil ), Jorge Viana (pictured above), the 19 Arab ambassadors to Brazil, and the Brazil-Arab Countries Parliamentary Group.

Arab ambassadors met with Brazil-Arab Countries Parliamentary Group in Brasília

“I would like to emphasize the meeting with ApexBrasil was very important for us to discuss our joint projects and common initiatives in the coming months, such as the halal brazil project and the Global Halal Brazil (GHB) forum, among other activities we will carry out with them in the context of the implementation of the project. It was a very productive meeting with the president [Jorge Viana] and the Apex staff,” said Chohfi.

The Halal Brazil project will last 30 months (until 2025) and invest BRL 15.4 million (about USD 3.11 million at the current rate) to insert 500 companies in the global halal market to encourage the entry of Brazilian companies producing value-added foods in countries with Muslim consumers. The project will pay half of the qualification costs for 50 companies.

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Another highlight on the schedule, according to Chohfi, was the meeting with the 19 Arab ambassadors in Brasília at the event with the Brazil-Arab Countries Parliamentary Group , organized by deputy David Soares (União Brasil party, São Paulo), who chairs the group. Other deputies, senators, and executive power players participated, as well as the executive secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Irajá Lacerda, and the president of the Federal Audit Court (TCU), minister Bruno Dantas.

Meeting with the Brazil-Arab Countries Parliamentary Group

“The Arab ambassadors were interested in learning how the Brazilian legislative power could cooperate with the Arab countries in all areas. Arab diplomats also presented opportunities to encourage Arab trade and investment in Brazil,” said ambassador Chohfi.

Ambassador Osmar Chohfi also met with ambassador Maria Laura da Rocha, secretary-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,“to present her the ABCC's projects for this year and the next, and discuss how we can expand the already strong relationship between the Ministry and our entity,” he said. Rocha is the first woman to hold the position of secretary-general of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ABCC's Arabic translator & interpreter, Saleh Hassan, also participated in the meetings and performed the simultaneous interpretation from Arabic into Portuguese.

Translated by Elúsio Brasileiro

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