19 Mar '11, 8pm

Obama says Brazil on equal economic footing with China, India: BRASILIA: US President Barack Obama said on Satur...

Obama says Brazil on equal economic footing with China, India: BRASILIA: US President Barack Obama said on Satur...

BRASILIA: US President Barack Obama said on Saturday on a visit to Brazil that the United States should treat South America's largest nation as an economic power similar to Asian giants China and India. "It's time for the United States to treat our engagement with Brazil on economic issues as seriously as we do with nations like China and India," Obama said. Obama, on his first trip to Brazil as president, earlier hailed the country's "extraordinary rise" of recent years, saying the two nations laid foundations for greater cooperation and that the United States wanted to help Brazil develop its huge offshore oil reserves.

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