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Georgia and Brazil Sign Deal to Boost Tourism Ties

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Monday, November 20
(TBILISI) -- Brazil’s Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira and his Georgian counterpart, Mikheil Janelidze, signed an agreement last week that will pave the way for developing closer cooperation tourism ties between Tbilisi and Brasilia.

Despite "the enormous geographical distance” between the two countries Janelidze hailed the agreement as a step that would help tap into the “vast potential for further cooperation that exists”.

Nunes stressed the importance of intensifying bilateral trade and economic relations, calling Georgia “a stable and reliable country” with huge investment opportunities and “one of Brazil’s main partners in the Caucasus region”.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili hosted Nunes at Tbilisi’s presidential palace and awarded him with the country’s Order of Honor for his "extraordinary support” for Georgia and for helping to deepen relations between the two countries.

Prior to becoming foreign minister, Nunes chaired the Georgia-Brazil friendship group.