Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bilateral Relations: Brazil, Argentina to set aside differences to tackle crisis

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his visiting Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner agreed Friday to strengthen relations between the two countries.

According to the two presidents, who attended in Sao Paulo the ending ceremony of a seminar on business opportunities between Brazil and Argentina, a stronger alliance is the only way for them to overcome the international financial crisis.

The two leaders decided to minimize the dispute over the Argentine government's decision to restrict the imports of some Brazilian products since the beginning of the year.

Lula said the matter is not unsolvable and should not compromise the decision of expanding the bilateral trade.

Kirchner also agreed that the differences must be put aside.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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