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Reception held to mark Republic Day of Brazil
November 17, 2018, 5:14 pm
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The 196th anniversary of Republic Day of Brazil was celebrated by the Brazilian ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Norton de Andrade at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel on 15 November.  Assistant Foreign Minister for Americas Ambassador Reem Al-Khaled was the chief guest of the function.

Speaking on the sidelines of the celebration, Ambassador Al-Khaled highlighted that Kuwait's relations with Brazil are historic and distinctive since they began in 1975 and the country looks forward to further strengthening these ties.

She pointed out Brazil held a distinct position on many Arab-related issues in the region, and she expressed the hope for continued cooperation in this field and for Brazil's regular contribution to supporting stability and peace in the region, in addition to its efforts in the fight against terrorism.

She concluded, “On behalf of Kuwait and the people of Kuwait, I extend my warmest congratulations to the Government and the people of Brazil and wish them continued progress and prosperity.”

Brazil became a republic overthrowing the monarchy of Pedro II on 15 November 1889 and the day is celebrated annually as the Republic Day of Brazil. Today, Brazil is a democratic, federative republic with a presidential system of government. The country is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world's eighth largest economy and the eighth largest in purchasing power parity (PPP) according to the 2017 estimates.

Tourism is a major industry in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are two of the most visited destinations in the country, offering visitors a fabulous peek into the complex heritage and natural spectacle of Brazil.  Because of the abundance and accessibility of many of its natural attractions, Brazil has also become acclaimed for its increasing focus on eco-tourism.

 

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