Prime Minister Saad Hariri receives Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira in Beirut, Monday, March 5, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Brazil's foreign minister said Monday that his nation was poised to sign defense cooperation agreements with Lebanon, at a meeting with Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the Grand Serail in Beirut.Filho said Brazilian President Michel Temer, who is of Lebanese descent, has important relations with Lebanon that go beyond political and social ties. He added that the Brazilian president intends to visit Lebanon before the end of the year. According to Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, who also met Filho, there are more than 7 million people of Lebanese origins in Brazil.
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