Horizon extensive, bright: PRRD sees home for growth in PH-Brazil ties

Brazil Ambassador to the Philippines Antonio José Maria de Souza e Silva (Presidential Photograph)

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is trying to get to intensify the country’s bilateral ties with Brazil in trade and expense, especially on agriculture, biofuel, and business process outsourcing (BPO).

“Brazil is an old pal and partner of the Philippines. With place for growth in our relationship, the horizon is extensive as it is vivid,” he explained when Brazilian Ambassador to Manila Antonio José Maria de Souza e Silva presented his qualifications in Malacañang on Feb. 10.

“Permit us get the job done together to intensify bilateral trade and investment decision exchanges for the duration of your tenure, in particular in agriculture, biofuels, Company Method Outsourcing, and logistics,” Duterte informed the envoy.

Duterte reported the two nations around the world really should also perform to guarantee common entry to the coronavirus condition 2019 vaccines.

“This is a principled place which we should really carry on to thrust and demand in all obtainable fora,” he stated.

Silva assured the President that the Brazilian embassy would do its “utmost to persevere and to bolster our mutual relations.”

“[O]ur prevalent background in people 75 a long time has brought about quite a few alternatives and lots of fields of cooperation. We go from agriculture to new sources of electrical power we go from science and technologies to trade and investments and from tourism to political — mutual political dialogue,” he claimed.

Silva included that it was his “personal desire” to be assigned in the Philippines and that he felt “fortunate” and “joyful” to serve as the new Brazilian envoy in Manila.

Citing the job of Brazil and the Philippines in their respective regional groups, Silva is optimistic the two could also partner to carry nearer Southeast Asia and South America.

The Philippines is a member of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) when Brazil is aspect of Mercosur or the Southern Typical Market place, a South American trade bloc recognized in 1991. (PNA)