Brazil to increase trade volume with India to 10 bln dollar

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Panaji, Dec 16 (UNI) Brazil is keen to increase the trade volume with India to 10 billion dollar by the year 2010 as against 1 billion dollar now.

Disclosing this to UNI, the Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai Paulo Antonio Pereira Pinto said his country was trying to explore further areas of cooperation with India for enhancing mutual relations and to strengthen bonds in the near future.

''We have yet to identify the areas of cooperation including in science and technology, education and culture,'' he said.

Asked about co-production treaty with India for films, Mr Pinto said the treaty was yet to be implemented in letter and spirit by engaging the two sides.

The Consul General was here for announcing Brazil's partnership with the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) to participate for the first time in the famous annual Goa Carnival in February and to highlight the common heritage of Brazil with the erstwhile Portuguese colony of Goa.

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