1 - 9 - 2007

Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, stressed on 1.9.2007 his country's concern for boosting bilateral cooperation between Brazil and Syria in all domains.
During his meeting with Assistant Secretary General of the Baath Arab Socialist Party Abdullah al-Ahmar and After the first session of the Brazilian Labor Party conference, da Silva said that he had carried best feelings with regards to Syria and to the Syrian leadership.
He expressed, as well, high appreciation for President Bashar Assad's warm welcome he had received during his visit to Syria in 2003.
For his part, comrade al-Ahmar carried president Bashar Assad's regards to president da Silva and praised Brazilian supportive stances to the Arab causes and to the Syrian stances that call for the stability in the region and attaining just and comprehensive peace in it.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the role of the Brazilian citizens of Arab decent in boosting Arab-Brazilian relations.
Yet, the third conference of the Brazilian Labour Party was launched on 1.9.2007 in Sao Paolo, with the attendance of Assistant Secretary General of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party Abdullah al-Ahmar and an accompanying delegation.
The Participants affirmed during the session the importance of solidarity among left-wing parties in order to achieve social development and democracy in international relations and enhancing international peace and security.
A number of delegations and representatives of progressive Brazilian parties with the Labour Party participated in the conference, including Syrian Ambassador in Brazil Ali Diab and the embassy staff.
Al-Ahmar also met the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and discussed the Chamber's role in strengthening commercial cooperation between Brazil and Arab countries, in particular Syria.
For his part, al-Ahmar stressed the necessity of teaching Arabic in Brazilian schools and establishing special schools for teaching Arabic, pointing out to the important cultural role of the Chamber of Commerce. He also expressed the readiness of al-Baath Party and Syria to support this course and provide books and teachers and other requirements.
Al-Ahmar pointed out to the developmental rise in Syria, which has become a promising country in the field of investment. He also praised the Chamber's plan to organize a meeting in Syria that brings together businessmen from the two countries.