English.news.cn 2014-02-21 02:46:52
BRUSSELS, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU)-Brazil Summit, the seventh such event since the establishment of their Strategic Partnership in July 2007, will be held on Feb. 24 in Brussels, the EU announced Thursday.
The Summit will provide an occasion to review progress in the EU-Brazil cooperation on sectorial policies such as competitiveness and investment, research, technology and innovation, transport and infrastructure, the European Commission said in a statement.
Leaders will discuss global challenges, such as international cyber policy and internet governance, climate change and energy policies, and sustainable development.
Both sides will also exchange views on regional issues in Latin America as well as on international security and peace, such as the situation in Iran, Syria, the Middle East Peace Process and African security.
“Our relationship has been growing and deepening over the years and I look forward to discussing with President Rousseff on how our cooperation can be further strengthened,” European council President Herman Van Rompuy was quoted as saying in the statement.
Brazil will be represented by President Dilma Rousseff and she will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo and other ministers.
The EU will be represented by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso. EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht is also expected to participate.