President Patil advises Brazil to use ayurvedic medicines

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Brasilia, Apr 17 (UNI) President Pratibha Patil today advised Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to try ancient Indian system of medicine, ayurveda, in his country.

In a meeting with President Lula, Ms Patil gifted him a book on ayurveda and a DVD about the ayurvedic medicine. She urged him to encourage the use and manufacturing of ayurvedic medicine in Brazil.

External Affairs Spokesperson said both the Presidents shared their views in an extremely cordial manner.

During the meeting, there was focus on strengthening the relationship and improving the trade between both the countries Both Presidents said that there is need to start direct flight between India and Brazil.

One of the official accompanying Ms Patil on her visit said, ''there is huge opportunity of ayurvedic medicine production in Brazil. All the content required for ayurvedic medicine are available in Brazil.'' UNI XC MP VP0305

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