Monday, 16 August 2010

The Afro-Brazil mixture

Brazil already has agreements and negotiations with 25 African countries. Areas that are covered are for instance: economics, agriculture, sport and health. Therefore, we can say that Afro-Brazilian relations have usually been secure.

With this opening we are pleased to announce that between the 19 and 20 of August, Salvador da Bahia (the Afro-Brazilian state capital) will hold the Inter-Regional Meeting between Brazil and Africa. This time the agenda involve Intellectual Property and Economic Development.

According to the INPI web page, the aim is to “discuss new alliances between Brazilians and Africans, with gains for both sides”. The attendance for this meeting includes national and foreign specialists, in addition to representatives from institutions such as INPI, Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), Fiocruz and Sebrae (Brazilian Service to Support Micro and small enterprises). INPI’s president, Jorge Avila, and the WIPO’s deputy director, Geoffrey Onyeama, will also participate.

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