SAO PAULO: Brazilâs President Lula daÂ Silva on Thursday visited the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, where he was welcomed by Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
Lula recalled that Brazil was the first Latin American country to receive observer status in the organization, and said he is proud of the historical and cultural ties that unite Brazil and the Arab world.Â
The Arab Leagueâs âcommitment to promoting stability and development makes this organization a voice to be listened to attentively on the great issues of our time,â he added.
Source: Brazilâs president visits Arab League headquarters
SAO PAULO: Brazilâs President Lula da Silva and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and discussed the importance of resuming a peace process in the Middle East.
Lula was on an official state visit to Cairo, celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.Â It was his second visit to Egypt, the first having been in 2003.
Source: Brazilian, Egyptian presidents call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza
BRASÃLIA: Saudi Ambassador to Brazil Faisal Ghulam participated in a reception held by the ambassadors of Arab and Islamic countries in honor of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
On behalf of the ambassadors of the Arab and Islamic countries, Ghulam delivered a speech in which he reviewed the developing relations between the Arab and Islamic countries and Brazil.
Source: Arab and Islamic ambassadorsâ reception honors Brazilian President Lula
SÃO PAULO:ÂAs the biggest exporter of halal protein in the world, Brazil is now aiming to attract Muslim tourists, a group that generates an income of $238 billion every year.
Currently, the number of visitors to the South American country coming from Muslim-majority countries is rather low. SÃ£o Paulo, Brazilâs major economic hub, for instance, welcomed only 21,500 tourists from Arab nations last year.
Source: Brazil invests in attracting more Muslim tourists