In search of expansion for economic and trade relations, the Governments of Brazil and India have adopted a strategic partnership encompassing health, education, science and technology, defense, agriculture, social and environmental programs.
The President Dilma Rousseff said on Friday, March 30, during a visit to New Delhi, India, that the goal is to increase the negotiated amount of US$ 9.12 billion in 2011, to US$ 15 billion by 2015.
The President said that Brazil and India are going through a new phase of development. "[We must strive to] create a hallway [of development] in such a way that we can be proud of having started a new era”, said Dilma, after meeting with the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.
In addition, she stated that Brazil considers India a key and essential partner for the future. "The emerging countries are the great responsible for the growth of the global economy”, she said. "We have a lot to talk in the areas of scientific and social policies."
The President praised the research in the areas of chemistry and medicines in India. She recalled that, in Brazil, the effort is to improve the quality of public health care, which also depends on the distribution of medicines. According to Dilma, the partnership goes further, even to the sale of aircrafts equipped with radars, from Brazil to India.