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03/10/2012 - 19:22hs

Brazil to show Tunisia social projects

President Dilma Rousseff and her Tunisian counterpart, Moncef Marzouki, talked at the Aspa Summit and agreed that a delegation from the Arab country will travel to Brazil to witness social actions.

Ricardo Stuckert Filho/PR
Ricardo Stuckert Filho/PR

King of Jordan and Rousseff discussed Middle Eastern situation

São Paulo – A Tunisian delegation should come to Brazil to witness social projects, as agreed this Tuesday (2nd) by president Dilma Rousseff and the Arab country’s president Moncef Marzouki. The two heads of state had a quick bilateral meeting during the 3rd Summit of South American-Arab Countries (Aspa) in Lima, Peru. Rousseff also spoke with the king of Jordan, Abdullah II.

According to information from the press office of the Brazilian Presidency, the Tunisians will see how information technology is applied to social projects in Brazil. Rousseff expressed interest in the political process underway in Tunisia, and offered help to social and economic projects. A date for the delegation’s trip to Brazil has not been set;

With the Jordanian king, Rousseff discussed the Middle Eastern situation, including the Syrian and Palestinian issues. The two discussed bilateral trade and the president showed interest in Jordanian healthcare projects with exemplary technology.

The monarch and Marzouki were two of the three Arab heads of state who attended the Aspa Summit. In her address at the event opening, the Brazilian president had already offered Brazil’s help in rebuilding the Arab Spring countries. She however claimed she is aware that the path is largely dependent on the countries themselves, in a display of respect to sovereignty.

The Brazilian social programs, which have improved living conditions for the poorer portion of the Brazilian population, such as Bolsa Família (Family Purse) and Programa Nacional de Aquisição Escolar de Alimentos (National School Meal Purchase Program), have garnered international attention in the last few years. The programs are cited and presented at global forums, and officials from several countries come to Brazil to have a close look.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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