Brazil Continues Promoting Middle East Peace and Dialogue
American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a press conference in Brasília
BPNIC Briefing, March 2008
Brazil continues promoting
Middle East peace and dialogue and at the invitation of the
Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, the
U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, visited Brazil
March 13 and 14, 2008, and both governments reaffirmed:
Are committed to the process initiated at the
Annapolis Meeting to promote Middle East peace.
They exchanged ideas on ways of providing support
for Israeli and Palestinian efforts to realize the
shared vision of two states, living side-by-side in
peace and security.
Their determination to maintain a strategic dialogue
on global issues through biannual consultative meetings.
Their intent to maintain a dialogue to address
issues related to peace, security, and economic
well-being in Africa and the Middle East.
The importance of reform of the
United Nations to
make the organization better able to deal with today’s
complex international agenda.
Their commitment to coordinate closely on the issue of
Security Council reform.
The Brazilian Palestinian National Interest Committee has
already started promoting among the Brazilian society,
asking that concrete measure are taken to secure a nation
for Palestinians. With the support of its members, the
Committee continues to promote Brazil as key for
Palestinian-Israeli peace, and promote Brazil's interests in
the Middle East by urging its members to maintain contact
with Members of Congress, to support important initiatives
that would lead to the creation of a Palestinian State.