Bolsonaro assures Brazil will maintain trade with Iran


Prensa Latina

Jan 7, 2020


Brasilia, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro today assured that his country will maintain commercial relations with Iran despite the increase in tensions between that nation and the United States.


'We trade with Iran, and we will continue that trade,' the president told the press at his official residence in this capital, where he also made it clear that 'Brazil repudiates terrorism anywhere in the world.'


Iran is Brazil's main trading partner in the Middle East and, according to data from the Ministry of Economy, in 2018 its exports to that nation amounted to 2.26 billion dollars, with particular emphasis on agricultural products such as meat, soy and corn.


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