CHANIDGARH, APRIL 1, 2024: The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Shri Banwari Lal Purohit welcomed H.E. Mr. Kenneth H. Da Nobrega, Ambassador Brazil, in a courtesy call today at Punjab Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh. During the meeting the Governor extended cordial reception and assured full support to enhance bilateral ties and explore avenues of collaboration between Brazil and Punjab.

The Governor highlighted the significant transformation in the economic landscape of India over the past decade, emphasising its emergence as an investor-friendly destination. He expressed Punjab’s eagerness to attract Brazilian investment and foster mutually benefited partnership.

In response, the Ambassador conveyed Brazil’s keen interest in exploring opportunities for cooperation and investment in Punjab. He revealed that Brazil has officially constituted a working group dedicated to furthering conversation and exploring concrete possibilities for collaboration in various sectors.

The Ambassador outlined Brazil’s keen interest in several key areas, including agriculture, with a focus on developing resilient crop variety, genetic material in dairy farming, cotton production, promotion of solar energy and ethanol use, as well as collaboration in higher education and research.

Expressing enthusiasm for potential partnership, the Governor emphasised Punjab’s commitment to facilitating a conducive environment for investment and collaboration. The establishment of the working group marks a significant step forward in strengthening the bilateral relationship between Brazil and Punjab, opening doors for extensive cooperation and mutual prosperity, said the Governor.

The Brazilian Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Wagner Antunes, Chief Advisor of the Ambassador and head of the Trade Division of Embassy of Brazil and Mr. Angelo Mauricio, Agricultural Attache of the Embassy of Brazil. Mr. K. Siva Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary to Governor Punjab also present on the occasion.