Thursday, July 31, 2008

Presidents of Costa Rica, Brazil strengthen ties

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) kisses a student while Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias looks on before their meeting at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, July 30, 2008. (Photo: REUTERS/Jamil Bittar)(Tico Times) - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva yesterday signed 10 cooperation agreements between both countries including one on bio-fuels, according to a statement by the Costa Rican Presidential House. Arias met with Lula for fifty minutes at the presidential palace in the capital city of Brasilia. Arias described the meeting as “friendly” and personally invited Lula to visit Costa Rica.

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