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Germany and Brazil to Intensify Economic and Cultural Relations

April 04th, 2014

News from Berlin - From May 2013 to June 2014, several Brazilian and German institutions have organized an array of different programs in order to intensify relations in the framework of the ‘Alemanha+Brasil’ event. Conferences and meetings regarding fields such as technology, science, innovation and the economy have taken place across the entire territories of Brazil and Germany. Topics such as education, culture and different lifestyles have also been present, too. The endeavor sees multiple German and Brazilian institutions organize several events every day, which let the audience meet and get closer to another culture. From the political point of view, it is also a great opportunity to get to know more projects and develop international relations through mutual professional collaboration and cultural exchanges.

According to the words of Claudio Struck, the General Coordinator of the 2013/2014 edition of ‘Alemanha+Brasil’, this initiative encompasses more than 500 events, with its main purpose being the development of cooperation between Germany and Brazil. Germany, he says, is a creative space that is providing solutions to current problems. At the same time, Brazil is the biggest country in South America that it is developing in an admirable way. The president of the Goethe Institute, Lehman, adds that Brazil is a constant source of inspiration due to its vast cultural diversity.

Participating institutions in Berlin for this event include the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Forum Brasil and Museum für Fotografie.

The outcome of the conference has generally been seen in a positive light. Germany will continue to work closely with Brazil, as stated by the German Parliamentary State Secretary Hans-Joachim Fuchtel in the last week in Brazil. He talked about Brazil as a strategic partner in order to look for solutions for current issues, especially ones concerning the energy policies. Germany, he said, wants to promote the protection of tropical rainforests and the development of renewable sources of energy in Brazil.

During his stay in Brazil, Hans-Joachim Fuchtel met different politicians and potential partners aiming to keep developing bilateral agreements.

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