Bolsonaro arrives in Dubai in first stop in the Gulf in search of investments

The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro this week. EFE/Joédson Alves

Dubai, Nov 13 (EFE) .- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro landed this Saturday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he will stay for three days to visit Expo Dubai 2020 and hold meetings with the country’s authorities and businessmen in search of investments, before continuing his tour of Bahrain and Qatar.
Bolsonaro traveled to the head of a delegation made up of several ministers and government authorities, while he will also be accompanied by a delegation of some five hundred businessmen, according to his office.
The President of Brazil will meet today with the Emir of Dubai, Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum, although his official agenda will begin tomorrow, Sunday, with a visit to the pavilion of the Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer at an aviation fair held in that city. .
On Monday, Bolsonaro will visit the World’s Fair in Dubai, where a special event will be held in the Brazil pavilion and will subsequently participate in a business seminar.
He will also visit the Israeli pavilion, with whom the Emirates and Bahrain established ties a year ago in the so-called Abraham Accords, sponsored by Washington.
This visit to the Emirates, Bolsonaro’s second, and his tour of the Persian Gulf, aims to strengthen relations with these countries, which are also important commercial partners of Brazil.
In 2020, the Emirates was Brazil’s third largest trading partner in the Middle East and it is estimated that Emirati companies have more than 10 billion dollars invested in the South American giant.
After concluding his stay in the Emirates, Bolsonaro will visit Bahrain’s capital Manama on Tuesday, where he will be received by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and will later inaugurate the new headquarters of the Brazilian embassy in that country.
The Brazilian president will end his trip in Doha, where on Wednesday he will meet with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al Zani, with the Prime Minister, Khaled bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Zani, and will visit one of the stadiums in which he will be disputed the World-wide one of soccer the next year.
The intention of the tour is to attract investment especially for the infrastructure, renewable energy and agriculture sectors, which present enormous potential and are at the center of the interests of the countries of the Persian Gulf.

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