A Solemn Session is a special session of the Brazilian Parliament, convened to discuss an important issue – in this case the 75th year of India’s Independence…reports Asian Lite News
In his speech to the Brazilian Parliament or Congresso Nacional in a Solemn Session on Tuesday, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan highlighted India’s journey over the last 75 years and significant accomplishments such as advancements in food production, education, healthcare, science & technology, and infrastructure development.
“Privileged to address the Brazilian Congress at a Solemn Session to celebrate 75 years of India´s Independence. The gesture of organising the session is reflective of our strong partnership, shared values and ideals centered on democracy,” he said on Twitter.
“Shared India’s journey-her achievements & future prospects. Brazil is an important member of the global community playing its rightful role as a leader of global south.
The Strategic Partnership continues to provide a solid framework to deepen our multifaceted ties,” MoS Muraleedharan added.
A Solemn Session is a special session of the Brazilian Parliament, convened to discuss an important issue – in this case the 75th year of India’s Independence.
In his address, MoS Muraleedharan mentioned the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations and the forthcoming 75th anniversary of the foundation of India-Brazil diplomatic relations while highlighting the significant socioeconomic reforms carried out by the Government of India.
He also gave a brief history of how the India-Brazil relationship has changed over the years, highlighting the many prospects that might elevate the two countries’ strategic partnership.
MoS V Muraleedharan travelled to the Federative Republic of Brazil on November 7 and 8, 2022 on an official visit in order to attend the Solemn Session of the Brazilian Parliament.
During the visit, he also met with Hamilton Mourao, Vice President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, and discussed trade and investment, bioenergy, oil and natural gas, defence, and animal husbandry, as well as the expanding and complex India-Brazil Strategic Partnership.
He interacted with senior foreign ministry officials during a luncheon organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Additionally, he met with the Indian community while in Sao Paulo at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center. He invited them to take part in the next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in January 2023 by highlighting the significant reforms and people-centric development efforts being carried out by the Government of India.
MoS V Muraleedharan also paid his respects at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi that is located in Brasilia’s City Park.
As per the official statement from the Ministry of External Affairs, the presence of the MoS in the Solemn Session held in the Brazilian Parliament was evidence of the shared democratic ideals that provide a solid foundation for the growing strategic partnership between India and Brazil.