Brazil and Russia: a new, fortified relationship?

The South American president and the Russian chief of state seek mutual benefits through political collaborations

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and his Brazilian counterpart, Michel Temer, agreed to improve their relationship regarding technical, nuclear, and military information in the hopes to build a more constructive path based on equality and mutual benefit.

The leaders of both countries stated that they would further investigate the possibility to explore and expand the Brazilian nuclear energy sector. This would include the construction of a third building within the Angra power station, as well as investing in other power plants throughout Brazil.

Additionally, both presidents reaffirmed their support towards the continuous Syrian negotiations under various United Nations regulations, including the implementations of safe zones. The agreement, which stated the adequate usage of these areas in Syria, also declared that the nations actively participating in the conflict must find a political solution to the dispute.

Both presidents were not only vocal about the hostilities in the Middle Eastern country but also advocated for resolving the conflict between Palestine and Israel. They, as well, confirmed their understanding regarding the illegal Israeli settlements on the Palestinian occupied territory and agreed that an adequate solution must be implemented before the situation becomes unmanageable.

The Russian and Brazilian political leaders showed complementary viewpoints on different subjects and, as various sources stated, estipulate a higher coordination level in their effort to fight against new challenges such as terrorism, achieving peace, stability, and weapon control.

LatinAmerican post | Daniel Posada
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