The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived in Brazil this Wednesday for a three days official visit. He visited the Embraer and will participate of the Third Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, in Rio de Janeiro.
Erdogan will be accompanied by the Minister of the Foreign Business, Ahmet Davotoglu, and by the Minister of Foreign Commerce, Zafer Caglayan, besides the expressive business delegation.
Today, 26, he inaugurated the Turkish Consulate in Sao Paulo, visited the EMBRAER and the FIESP, met with representatives of the Turkish community in Brazil and prticipated of the conclusion of the Business Forum Brazil-Turkey.
On Thursday, 27, in Brasilia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a meeting with president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in which will be discussed subjects of the bilateral agenda, regional issues and subjects of common interest.
Lula and the Turkish Prime Minister will dedicate a good deal of time to a discussion about the Iranian question. Both work to avoid that the UN Security Council approves of sanctions against Teheran.
Brazil and Turkey also signed the Strategic Partnership Plan of Action, bilateral acts of cooperation in the customs, agricultural and sanitary areas, and an agreement to avoid the double taxation.
On May 28, in Rio de Janeiro, the Prime Minister of Turkey will participate of the opening of the Third Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations and will visit the PETROBRAS.
According to the Itamaraty, the commercial exchange between Brazil and Turkey passed of the US$ 268 millions of 2002 for US$ 1.15 billion, in 2008, a growth of 330 percent.
For the Brazilian government, the bilateral commercial flow was little affected by the effects of the international financial crisis and, in 2009, it remained a little above the landing of US$ 1 billion.