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Brazilian House Speaker begins a oneday visit to Lebanon

Head of the Brazilian Parliament, Rodrigo Maia, arrived at Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut this afternoon, starting a one-day official visit during which he will meet with Speaker Nabih Berri and sign a number of cooperation agreements between the two countries.

Maia and his accompanying delegation were received at Beirut Airport by Speaker Berri's representative, MP Ali Bazzi, and Brazilian Ambassador Paolo Cardillo and senior Embassy staff.

In a word of welcome, MP Bazzi praised the bilateral relations between both countries "which date back to generations between them," pointing out that Lebanon and Brazil share the same values and concepts.

He hoped to further "consolidate and strengthen the existing joint relations between Lebanon and Brazil."

Source: National News Agency