Poland and Brazil sign economic and cultural agreements
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, currently on a visit to Brazil, has signed cultural, economic and legal agreements with the South American country.
Ministry of External Relations, Brazil: photo - wikicommons
After talks with his Brazilian counterpart Antonio Patriota and the governors of two provinces, Minister Sikorski signed three agreements: on cultural cooperation, on the possibility of taking legal employment by certain categories of employees and on serving prison terms by the citizens of both states in their own countries.
Mr Sikorski told journalists that during his previous visit to Brazil, ten years ago, he signed an agreement on lifting visa requirements between the two countries.
Since then tens of thousands of Poles and Brazilians benefitted from this opportunity.
Today Mr Sikorski takes part in an economic forum and a forum on energy and shipbuilding.
On his three-day visit to Brazil, the Polish foreign minister is accompanied by representatives of fifty major companies, mainly in the shipbuilding and extraction industries, as well as by members of faculty at Polish universities who present Poland’s educational offer to potential students from Brazil.
According to Mr Sikorski, there is ample room to expand trade and business contacts between Brazil, which is the world’s sixth largest economy, and Poland – the sixth largest in the European Union.
He also stressed that Brazil is home to the second largest community of Poles living abroad.
“I am very happy that Brazilians of Polish descent are Supreme Court judges, as well as senators and diplomats,” he said (mk/pg)