30 Jan '11, 8pm

Rousseff to make first foreign visit in Argentina: BUENOS AIRES: Brazil's new President

Rousseff to make first foreign visit in Argentina: BUENOS AIRES: Brazil's new President

BUENOS AIRES: Brazil's new President Dilma Rousseff will make Argentina her first foreign stop Monday in a bid to shore up what she called "special and strategic" ties between South America's biggest economies. "Brazil and Argentina have responsibilities to all of Latin America to make our region have a greater international stage presence," Rousseff said in an interview published Sunday in the main Argentine newspapers before her arrival in Buenos Aires. The president stressed she was seeking to build "an extremely close relationship with President (Cristina) Kirchner" of Argentina. The pair will meet on Monday at the Casa Rosada government headquarters and sign several energy and science cooperation agreements. "I will emphasize the fundamental idea of a special and strategic relationship with Argentina," Rousseff said. "Two women presidents is an event to celebrate, bec...

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