“It’s time for Brazil to talk to Africa,” says Vice President Hamilton Mourão

The Vice President of Brazil, Antônio Hamilton Martins Mourão, confirmed his participation in the Forum Brazil África 2019. The event, organized by the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF), will be held on November 12 and 13 in São Paulo. In this edition, the event will have Food Security and Economic Development as the main theme.

The statement was made during the meeting between Hamilton Mourão and the president of IBRAF,Professor João Bosco Monte, on Monday (3) in Brasilia. They spoke about business opportunities between Brazil and the African continent. “It’s time for Brazil to talk to Africa,” said the vice president at the time.

Vice president Hamilton Mourão and João Bosco Monte. Photo: Romério Cunha / VPR

“We are very happy with this confirmation,” says Bosco Monte. His presence together with other African authorities to discuss such an important issue as Food Security brings the opportunity for new business to take place during the event. “

Many government authorities have already confirmed their presence at the event, including Ghana’s vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia. Held annually, the Brazil Africa Forum is an important catalyst for business between the private sector and governments in Brazil and in African countries.

Strengthening Partnerships

The event generally promotes strategic meetings between government representatives. In 2016, during the Brazil Africa Forum, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria, Audu Ogbeh, met with the then Minister of Agriculture of Brazil, Blairo Maggi. The meeting helped build an agreement between the two countries, announced in February 2019, aimed at developing Nigeria’s agriculture. Called “Green Imperative”, the initiative provides funding of US $ 1 billion for the acquisition of Brazilian agricultural machinery and equipment.

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International experience

Before being elected Vice President of Brazil, Hamilton Mourão accumulated decades of military experience. Started in 1972 his career includes the post of instructor at the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras, participation in a Peace Mission in Angola and military attaché at the Brazilian Embassy in Venezuela, among other important duties. The vice president left Active duty in early 2018, when he became a politician.

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