Brazilian business missions visit Portugal

8 June 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 8 June – Two Brazilian business missions are due to travel to Portugal this month, the first from Pernambuco state and the second from Rio de Janeiro, the Portugal Digital website reported.

The Secretary for Economic Development of the Pernambuco Government started a tour of Europe, with stops scheduled in Spain (Friday), Germany (June 12), the Netherlands (June 14) and Belgium and the last stop before returning to Brazil on June 17, in Portugal.

The aim of the visit to the port of Sines, in the southern region of Portugal, is to “return the visit by Portuguese group FTM Holding to Saupe, last week,” the secretary said.

The Sines region is Portugal’s petrochemical hub, with developments in sectors such as oil refining, petrochemicals, chemical industry and thermal power plants.

The following week Lisbon will receive a mission from Rio de Janeiro.

From June 23 to 28, the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, with the support of the Rio de Janeiro Industrial Federation and the Rio de Janeiro Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, will carry out a program in the Portuguese capital including a business forum, business meetings and visits to Portuguese companies. (macauhub)