President Lula visits The Netherlands

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The Brazilian president is on a two-day official visit and will meet up with the government.

10 April 2008

THE HAGUE - Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has arrived in The Netherlands for a two-day official visit.

The Brazilian president will meet with prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende and members of the business community.

President Lula hopes to promote the sale of bio-ethanol. Brazil is the world's largest producer of bio-ethanol; it recently produced nearly 18 billion litres of the alternative fuel.

Queen Beatrix is receiving the Brazilian president this morning at Noordeinde palace. He will then meet with the speakers of the upper and lower houses of parliament.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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