September 7 this year marks 196th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. On this occasion Media Center hosted H.E. Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Brazil to Armenia.
Before discussing Armenian-Brazilian relationships the ambassador spoke about the accident that took place in Brazil a few days earlier. In Rio de Janeiro the national museum of Brazil was burnt down. It was the repository of 20 mln specimens and 200 years of research and work.
'’In Brazil the buildings are mainly built of brick and mortar. The factors of the fire can be different but now the investigation is working to find out the causes. 90% of the specimens were destroyed and only 10% was saved”, the ambassador said.
As to the Armenian-Brazilian relationships their prospects after the velvet revolution the ambassador said that Brazil has always been in good terms with Armenia’s government as it has been in good terms with the Armenian people.