Sunday, May 16

Brazilian presidential advisor visits Mashnouk, says defense and security agreement with Lebanon underway

Caretaker Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Nuhad Mashnouk, welcomed the Advisor to the Brazilian President for Strategic and International Affairs, Hussein Kalout, heading a security and political delegation to discuss the relations between Lebanon and Brazil, the preparations for the visit of President Michel Tamer to Lebanon in November, and the signing of a joint defense and security agreement between the two countries.

Kalout said in a statement that the meeting dealt with "security cooperation between the two countries," pointing out that the investment of Lebanese of Brazilian origin in Lebanon has been discussed, putting his visit within the framework of a series of visits decided by the Brazilian government."

He concluded his statement by stressing "the success of the meetings held with President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnouk, in the hope that relations will develop further between our two countries.

Source: National News Agency