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General News Thu, 31 Mar 2005

Brazilian President to Visit Ghana

Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio (Lula) da Silva, will embark on his third African tour April 10 through 14, as part of his policy to reinforce relations and South-South cooperation.

Lula will visit Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea Bissau and Senegal, informed the Brazilian Foreign Affairs Ministry Wednesday afternoon.

In July 2004 Lula took part in the Summit of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries Community, and then visited Gabon and Cape Verde.

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He had already been to Sao Tome and Prince on his first tour in November 2003, which also included Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa.

Lula signed 46 memoranda of understanding and protocols of intent in public health, education and illiteracy campaigns, training for professionals, mining, science and technology.

Links with Africa have been strengthened not only in economic-commercial aspects, but also in cooperative actions, especially in fighting AIDS in those countries, and has also included Brazil"s pardoning of the debt with some of these nations.

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