July 3, 2020

With economic agenda Bolsonaro starts touring countries in Asia and the Middle East

With an agenda in which economic and commercial matters prevail, the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, will begin on Saturday night a trip to Asia and the Middle East where he will promote investments in the South American giant in Japan, China, United Arab Emirates , Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The goal of the Government is to "improve the business environment and open the economy" on a tour of two regions where Brazil's expectations are positive.

To do this, Bolsonaro will travel accompanied by a delegation of 20 people including ministers Ernesto Araujo (Foreign Relations), Onyx Lorenzoni (Civil House), Tereza Cristina da Costa (Agriculture), Osmar Terra (Citizenship), Bento Albuquerque (Mines and Energy ) and the general of the reserve Augusto Heleno (Security Cabinet).

The president will start his tour of Asia in Japan and later visit China.

China has been the largest trading partner of Brazil since 2009, with a bilateral exchange that reached 98.9 billion dollars in 2018 and that between January and September of this year has already added almost 70 billion dollars.

The same does not happen with Japan, a country with which there was a commercial exchange close to 15,000 million dollars in 2011, but since then it has fallen to 8,000 million registered last year, according to the Brazilian Foreign Ministry.

Bolsonaro will arrive in the country of the rising sun on Monday, after two technical stops in Lisbon and Kazakhstan and the next day, he will participate in the enthronement ceremonies of Emperor Naruhito, who will gather dozens of heads of state in the Japanese capital.

On Wednesday, the president will have an appointment with representatives of the Brazilian community in Japan, which with 200,000 people is the third behind those of the United States and Paraguay, and will attend a meeting of businessmen from both countries in which the opportunities that Brazil offers for foreign investment.

From Tokyo, he will leave for Beijing, where he will develop his official agenda especially next Friday, when he will visit the authorities of the National Popular Assembly (Legislative), the prime minister, Li Keqiang, and will be received by President Xi Jinping.

Expand and diversify Brazilian exports – mostly constituted by raw materials -, attract Chinese investments, especially in matters of infrastructure and renewable energy, and strengthen the cooperation of the Asian country in the areas of science and technology, are the aspects that concentrate interests of the South American giant with the Asian power.

Concluded its activities in China, Bolsonaro will travel to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, where the Government's objectives are focused on promoting investments of sovereign wealth funds and expanding exports of the South American giant, especially of Brazilian defense and agricultural products.

On Saturday, October 26, Bolsonaro will arrive in Abu Dhabi, where he will participate in a business seminar the next day, will have an audience with the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and will hold a meeting with Brazilian jiu-jitsu athletes.

The next stop of the president will be in Doha, Qatar, on Monday 28, where Bolsonaro is scheduled to meet with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the inauguration of a round table at a business seminar.

That same day, the Brazilian president will arrive in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he will be until October 30, when he will return to Brazil.

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