Brazilian foreign minister in Tehran

September 13, 2015

Tehran Times Political Desk

@t= TEHRAN - Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, the foreign minister of the Federative Republic of Brazil, arrived in Tehran on Saturday afternoon.

The purpose of the trip is to strengthen the friendly ties between the two countries, enhance political dialogue and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, an announcement by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry said.

Vieira will hold meetings with President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif, and the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

Elsewhere in the report, the embassy said Brazil “received with great satisfaction” the announcement of the conclusion of negotiations on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on July 14 in Vienna.

The Brazilian government has congratulated Iran and all countries involved in the “political will and determination” shown through the complex and highly sensible negotiations, the embassy said.

“Such qualities will continue to be essential towards the full implementation of the agreement,” it added.

The agreement demonstrates yet again the importance of dialogue and the effectiveness of diplomacy in reaching sustainable solutions and establishing peace, particularly in the region, the embassy stated.

Elsewhere in the report, the embassy said partially due to international sanctions against Iran, the value of trade ties between the two countries shrank from $ 2,367 billion in 2012 to S$ 1,444 billion in 2014.

“It is expected that new opportunities for increasing trade and for investment will arise from the implementation of the agreement.”