India signs three deals with ‘key global partner’ Brazil

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Brasília: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Brazil as India’s “key global partner” as the two countries inked three deals on cooperation in environment issues, consular and mobility issues, and for augmentation of a Brazilian earth station for receiving and processing data from Indian remote sensing satellites.
Modi, who was received by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff with full military honours at the presidential palace in the capital Brasilia, reaffirmed to her “vast potential” for cooperation between the two countries.
“Modi noted that as two democracies and major emerging economies, India and Brazil not only had vast potential for bilateral cooperation, but also to strengthen each other in international forums and advance the interest of the developing world at large,” said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
India and Brazil also signed an agreement on the establishment of a consultation mechanism on consular and mobility issues.