Speaker of the House of Representatives Nabih Berri affirmed "the depth of relations between Lebanon and Brazil," describing those as "distinguished and familial." He made these remarks during his meeting with his Brazilian counterpart Rodrigo Maya with whom he signed a protocol of parliamentary cooperation between the two houses.
Discussions were held prior to inking the protocol, mainly touching on bilateral relations, parliamentary cooperation and developments in Lebanon and the region.
"() Twice the population of Lebanon lives in the brotherly country of Brazil. The protocol we signed today aims for the establishment of a parliamentary diplomatic relation between the two parliaments, so as to reach positions as unified as possible in various international forums, in addition to carrying out parliamentary exchange of delegations, and establishing stronger economic, cultural and social relations," Berri said.
The Brazilian House Speaker responded by saying "As I told the Speaker, Lebanese-Brazilian parliamentary rapprochement is not only that, it is also a rapprochement between the two peoples. This stems from a historic and old relationship between our peoples. The protocol we signed today is very important for two brother countries. It helps cement the relationship between our two countries and our peoples."
Source: National News Network