BRICS Chamber of Commerce Industry Celebrated “Brazil’s 197th Independence Day”
New Delhi, 8 September 2020: The BRICS Chamber of Commerce Industry congratulated Brazil on the joyous occasion of its 197th Independence Day. Brazil claimed its independence from the hands of the Portuguese on 7th September 1822. India and Brazil are undoubtedly respected regional leaders and share the ambition of becoming global actors on a stage that already has established powers. These are not just military powers but powers in the sense that they have structured international institutions. In this multilateral world, India and Brazil have the objective to contribute substantially to ensure that all voices are heard.
Mr. Paulo Chiarelli Head of Public Diplomacy Section of The Brazilian Embassy said “India and Brazil had remained unexplored by each other. The main items of export from India to Brazil are diesel, organic chemicals, pharmaceutical products, man-made filaments, nuclear reactors, machinery, mechanical appliances and textile products. While India and Brazil are both making progress at the multilateral level, their bilateral relations have a lot of potential that is yet to be explored”.
Dr. BBL Madhukar, Director General, BRICS CCI, congratulated Brazil on its Independence Day and said “The relationship between India and Brazil has been productive since 1947. Both countries have played a pivotal role as the leaders of the Global market”
Mr. Sameep Shastri, Vice Chairman, BRICS CCI in his inaugural speech said, “There are deep-rooted historical ties between India and Brazil. And there is an enormous Brazilian interest in Indian culture, religion, performing arts, trade and philosophy”.
Special Guest, H.E. Joao Gilberto Vaz spoke about the health, education and trade sector of Brazil. He said “it is amazing the potential of new initiatives between our nations especially in the fields of agriculture , pharmaceuticals and entertainment and the BRICS CCI is the right platform to develop these new phases of cooperation between our friendly nations”. Healthcare in Brazil is a constitutional right. It is provided by both private and government. Brazil is among the largest consumer markets for pharmaceutical drugs, accounting for a 3.5 % share of the world’s market. Essential objective in the health sector is to improve the overall health situation. Along with that the Brazilian education system can seem a bit lackluster to expats new to the country, despite its many similarities to foreign systems. It’s possible for students to get a quality education, however the quality of the public-school systems in the country is constantly on the rise, he further added.
Speaking on the trade he said “Brazil’s economy is very closed, and the government is working to open the country to more trade. Overall, trade liberalization in Brazil will have a positive economic impact. This is because open trade affects different regions within a country in different ways. The economic impact depends on where industries are located across the country. India and Brazil stand out among the largest democracies in the world and share a multicultural, ethical and religious nature that is expressed in the diversity that is so characteristic and respected in both countries.”
The Chamber celebrated the day with highlighting the vibrant culture of Brazil on its social media platforms.