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King held talks with Brazilian president

King held talks with Brazilian president
17 May
E-Media:
RIYADH - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz  held yesterday a meeting with Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, at the King’s Riyadh palace.
The two leaders held talks and dined together at the King’s Riyadh palace, where they were to sign a number of bilateral agreements governing political, economic and cultural relations.
During the talks, Lula strongly backed the Arab peace initiative to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The talks also focused on a joint response to the global financial crisis, the need to support negotiations of the Gulf Cooperation Council-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement, and Brazil’s desire to gain a permanent seat on a revamped UN Security Council.
King Abdullah and Lula, the first Brazilian president to visit the Kingdom, witnessed the signing of five major agreements during a royal banquet hosted by the king late last night. They include a general framework cooperation agreement for economy, science and technology; an accord to boost education cooperation; a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for holding political consultations; a cultural agreement; and an MOU for cooperation between diplomatic institutes of the two countries.

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