Celebration and Revenue of 30 Billion Reais: the Brazilian Ambassador's Expectations Ahead of the World Cup
03.06.2014
12:00
Only 10 Armenian citizens will be traveling to Brazil to attend the 20th FIFA World Cup Brazil. The Embassy of Brazil in Armenia has so far received and processed 10 visa applications, all of which are approved, with two visa applicants winning a World Cup tour and one applicant going to assist the organizers as a volunteer.

‘The World Cup will be held in 12 largest cities throughout Brazil. Actually, the spending during the championship is expected to contribute to the increase of workplaces and tourism development. In total, we hope to generate revenue equal to 30 billion reais,’ stated H.E. Edson Marinho Duarte Monteiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Armenia at the Media Center hosted press conference.

The Brazilian Ambassador spoke on the protests happening in Brazil against the World Cup, which is to kick off on June 12. The speaker noted that the World Cup expenditure of 300 billion reais will ensure solutions to the same issues people are protesting against.

The Ambassador restated the willingness of the Brazilian Government to ensure security, simultaneously calling on the visa applicants for caution in certain places as in any other large country.

Though two stadiums (Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo stadiums) are not fully operational yet, Mr. Duarte Monteiro believes that the 2014 World Cup will become a real celebration. ‘Brazil has 200 million population with 3.6 million tickets already sold. The Championship is bound to become a success.’

With respect to Brazil-Armenia economic and culture relations, Mr. Ambassador noted that his country falls behind Armenia’s large economic partners since, totally, a trade turnover of USD 40 million is recorded between the two countries.

‘Armenian businessmen may effectively work on the gradually expanding Brazilian market to fill the existing gap for cognac, wine and other products,’ said the Ambassador adding that Armenia and Brazil may also cooperate with regard to IT given Armenia’s advanced expertise in engineering and IT, while the Brazilian IT market is the seventh in the world.

‘I have already had meetings with Armenian businessmen, and the Armenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will have a resident commissioner in Sao Paulo according to the primary agreement,’ mentioned Ambassador Monteiro, proposing the Armenian businessmen to enhance the economic ties with Brazil through exhibitions, meetings and visits.

When discussing the Armenian community in Brazil (40 thousand people), the speaker pointed out the Armenians’ involvement in various economic spheres noting that their potential may contribute to strengthening the relations between the two countries, as well as to enlarging the Brazilian Community in Armenia.

Currently, world-known Brazilian television network Globo TV is making a film about Armenia. The Ambassador believes that the film will raise public awareness about Armenia in Brazil, subsequently stimulating tourism in Armenia.

Mr. Ambassador concluded the press conference by inviting all Armenians and Armenia’s guests to a Brazilian music concert to be held at 18.30, June 27 at 18 Baghramyan Street.

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