Brazil celebrates bicentennial Independence

Brazil celebrates bicentennial Independence
(Photos: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Diplomats, former and current Cabinet ministers, and other top government officials as well as other Jordanians converged on the residence of Brazilian Ambassador Ruy Amaral to celebrate the Brazilian National Day on the bicentennial of independence.اضافة اعلان

Amaral expressed his country’s appreciation for the Kingdom’s role as the Custodian of Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy shrines.

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Addressing the crowd, he said: “I celebrate today the National Day, but I celebrate as well the solid and friendly relationship between Brazil and Jordan.”

“We have a fluid political dialogue that allows our two countries to better understand each other and to share know-how and experiences on vital issues of the international scene like security, the fight against transnational crime, and counter-terrorism,” he said.

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Turning to economic relations, he said that trade exchange between Brazil and Jordan is “booming.”

“Brazilian exports to Jordan have recorded significant numbers in recent years, and in the first seven months of 2022, they grew again by 59 percent,” the envoy told the celebration.

“Exports from Jordan to Brazil grew considerably in the last 3 years, recording a notable jump of 1,600 percent,” he said. This year, he added, exports from Jordan to Brazil between January and the end of July increased by 165 percent.

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“I have spent some of the best years of my life in Jordan. Here I feel at home. It could not be different,” he recalled. He said that 7 percent of the Brazilian population is of Arab descent.

“I am talking about 12 million people,” he said. “The Arab influence on Brazil is so strong and so incorporated that one cannot understand the Brazilian culture, the Brazilian identity, without considering the intense presence of Arab elements in our DNA.”

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