Brazil FM to Build Closer Ties

Brazil FM to Build Closer Ties Brazil FM to Build Closer Ties

Brazil's Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira is due to arrive in Tehran today for an official visit.  

The purpose of the trip is to help promote ties between the two countries, enhance political dialogue and exchange views on regional and global challenges, according to a press release by the Brazilian Embassy.

The top diplomat will hold meetings with President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani. Brazil received with great satisfaction the announcement of the conclusion of negotiations on the landmark nuclear deal reached between Iran and major powers on July 14 in Vienna.

"The Brazilian government has congratulated Iran and all countries involved for the political will and determination shown through the complex and highly sensible negotiations. Such qualities will continue to be essential towards the full implementation of the agreement," the embassy said.

"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."

Partially due to international sanctions against Iran, bilateral trade shrank from $2.3 billion in 2012 to $1.4 billion in 2014. It is expected that new opportunities for increasing trade and investment will arise from the implementation of the accord.