Updated: 07 November 2022 19:02 STI
Sao Paulo [Brazil]Nov 7 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, interacted with the Indian community at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, Sao Paulo on Monday and invited them to participate in the Pravasi Bharatiya event divas.
Muraleedharan, who arrived in Brazil today, tweeted: “A lively interaction with the Indian community at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Appreciation of Indian association and community in promoting India’s rich cultural heritage in Brazil. Invited them to participate in #PBD2023.”
It is pertinent to mention that Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will take place in January next year in Indore.
He is expected to address the Brazilian Congress during the solemn session on 75 years of Indian independence.
After arriving in Brazil, MoS Muraleedharan said, “Glad to arrive in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with whom we share a strategic partnership. I look forward to my engagements, including speaking to the Brazilian Congress during the solemn session on 75 years of Indian independence, in interaction with Brazilian leadership and Indian community.”
MoS will attend the Solemn Session on 75 Years of Indian Independence on November 8 to be held at the Brazilian Parliament (Congresso Nacional). This will be MoS Muraleedharan’s first-ever visit to Brazil, according to a statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs.
The minister will also address the assembly of Brazilian parliamentarians, both from the upper house and the lower house; representatives of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organizations; representatives of the Brazilian government and Friends of India during his official visit to Brazil.
MoS Muraleedharan will also visit the Vice President of Brazil and have interactions at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then he will also meet with the Indian community in Sao Paulo and participate in a reception in Brasilia with members of Congress and Senate, Diplomats , members of the Brazilian government and the Indian community, according to the MEA statement.
The meeting between the leaders of the two countries will focus on ways to strengthen ties between Brazil and India.
India and Brazil are celebrating 74 years of diplomatic relations in 2022. They have had a strategic partnership since 2006, deepened in 2020 through the action plan to enhance strategic partnership and work together in various international fora, like BRICS, IBSA, G4, G20, BASIC and the United Nations. (ANI)