- POSTED: 06 Jan 2014 15:50
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Singapore and Brazil reaffirm strong relations during visit of Brazilian Senator Ricardo de Rezende Ferraco.
SINGAPORE: Singapore and Brazil have reaffirmed their strong relations and welcomed their growing cooperation.
They did so at a lunch hosted by Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam for Brazil's Chairman of Senate Committee of External Relations and National Defence Ricardo de Rezende Ferraco on Monday.
The meeting follows the recent signing of an agreement on avoidance of double taxation on profits from international air and shipping transport, which is expected to further boost cooperation between the two countries.
Earlier today, Senator Ferraco called on Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.
A Foreign Affairs Ministry statement on Monday said the Brazilian leader is in Singapore from January 6 to 10 at the invitation of Mr Shanmugam under the S R Nathan Fellowship.
The fellowship is a high-level programme which brings in foreign leaders and prominent personalities to exchange ideas and experiences with Singapore leaders and senior government officials.
During his visit, Senator Ferraco will also call on Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob and Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang.
He will be hosted to lunch by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Hawazi Daipi.
He will also be briefed by Changi Airport International, PSA International, the Economic Development Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Housing and Development Board and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).