The Press Conference of the Ambassador of Brazil at Media Center
08.09.2017
12:00
The press conference of H.E. Edson Marinho Duarte Monteiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil in Armenia, was held at Media Center on September 8. The press conference was on the occasion of Independence Day of Brazil that is celebrated on September 7.

This year marks the 195th anniversary of Brazilian Independence.

The Ambassador says Brazil is trying to make as many initiatives as possible on the occasion of Independence Day.

“The most important part of the holiday is the military parade in the capital with the participation of ambassadors and officials. We also celebrate Independence Day in Yerevan. There are not many Brazilians in Armenia, there are around 10 Brazilians who are invited together with our colleagues, cultural figures, diplomatic corps and government representatives,” Edson Marinho Duarte Monteiro said.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Armenia-Brazil diplomatic relations. In this context, the Ambassador also touches upon the Armenian-Brazilian economic cooperation.

“Armenia-Brazil economic cooperation is limited. To date, no investment programs have been implemented by either Armenia or Brazil. We have studied and pointed out the areas that may be of interest to Armenia. For example, Brazil can invest heavily in agriculture and mining sectors in Armenia,” Ambassador of Brazil said. 

He underlines that trade has always dominated in Armenia-Brazil economic relations.

“Brazil's exports to Armenia have risen to 39 million US dollars in 2014, which is the highest figure ever recorded. Most of the exports were food or other agricultural products. Various kinds of meat, poultry, particularly chicken, cocoa are imported from Brazil into Armenia. In recent years, sugar imports to Armenia have grown,” Edson Marinho Duarte Monteiro said.

The Ambassador emphasizes that the volumes of Armenia's exports to Brazil are not large either. Armenia exports mineral materials, fewer equipment and textile products to Brazil. The highest rate of Brazil's export from Armenia was $ 800,000.

“The problem is that we do not know each other's markets well, no research has been conducted by either Brazil or Armenia. Not just the government that has to take steps, it is necessary to think about initiatives by the private sector. The private sector is interested in boosting export volumes and making investments,” the Ambassador says and underlines that the Armenian government is also interested in boosting economic ties between the two countries.

Although Brazil produces juices, there are still fruits that are not in the Brazilian market. According to Edson Marinho Duarte Monteiro, the Brazilian market is interested in Armenian apricot, pomegranate, peach juice, which can be exported by Armenia.

“Brazil imports cognac, wine and beer from different countries. I wonder if Armenia can find its place in the market and export alcohol drinks.”

The ambassador is surprised why Armenia's advanced IT industry is not represented in Brazil.

Referring to tourism, the Ambassador notes that Brazilian tourists visit Georgia, Turkey and Iran but do not visit Armenia. According to him, there is a need to work here and take steps on both sides.

“I dream that one day Armenian and Brazilian travel agencies will work together,” the Brazilian Ambassador emphasized.

At the end of the press conference, the ambassador also touches upon the possibilities of further cooperation between Armenia and Brazil in the sphere of sports, in particular, the development of football in Armenia and notes that bilateral steps should be taken in this direction too.

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Lilit Arakelyan, editor/events coordinator at “Media Center”

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