0955 GMT August 10, 2020
The issue was debated in a meeting in Brasilia between Iranian Ambassador to the Brazilian capital Hossein Gharibi and President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil Rodrigo Maia, according to Tasnim News Agency.
The two sides called for the expansion of relations in all fields.
The two officials also highlighted the role their parliaments are capable of playing in enhancing and diversifying the bilateral economic interaction.
Hailing the history of friendly ties between Iran and Brazil, Gharibi stressed the need for closer cooperation to compensate for the economic damages sustained by the two countries in the post-coronavirus era.
The envoy also invited Maia, on behalf of Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, to pay a visit to Iran.
In a meeting with Gharibi in April, Brazilin President Jair Bolsonaro called for plans to enhance economic cooperation between his country and Iran in the post-coronavirus era in order to make up for the losses caused by the outbreak of the pandemic.
Highlighting the Brazilian government’s efforts to battle against coronavirus, repair damages to the domestic economy and support vulnerable social groups in the wake of the closure of businesses, Bolsonaro called for drawing up plans to address those problems.
In June, Gharibi and Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply Tereza Cristina discussed ways to develop cooperation in agriculture and livestock sectors.
During the meeting, Gharibi commented on the status of agricultural products in bilateral relations and trade between Iran and Brazil and underlined his country’s interest in paving the way for establishing long-term economic relations with the Latin American state through developing a comprehensive framework and expanding sustainable and balanced cooperation.
Cristina described Iran and Brazil as two friendly countries with a long-standing historical background of cooperation.
She also expressed readiness for having a trip to Tehran in the post-COVID-19 era.
The major part of bilateral economic relations between Iran and Brazil pertains to the trade of agricultural products, including corn, soy, press cake, meat and sugar.