Brazil’s President to visit Mozambique and Angola

17 October 2011

Brasilia, Brazil, 17 Oct – The president of Brazil, Dilma Roussef is travelling Monday to Pretoria, South Africa, on the first leg of a tour that will also take her to Mozambique and Angola, the State Secretariat for the Presidency in Brasilia said.

On Tuesday, Rousseff is due to take part in the summit meeting of the India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum, which is expected to discuss the impact of the global financial crisis and its possible solutions amongst other subjects.

The following day, the Brazilian president will travel to Maputo on her first official visit to Mozambique and on Thursday she will move on to Angola, which is another country with which Brazil has extensive cooperation. The tour is part of the Brazilian government’s decision to consider relations with Africa as a priority for foreign policy.

Rousseff is accompanied on this tour by minister António Patriota (Foreign Relations) and Fernando Pimentel (Development, Industry and Foreign Trade). (macauhub)