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Bolsonaro invites PM Bennett to visit Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C)  during the national flag-raising ceremony before a ministerial meeting at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, on October 27, 2020. (Evaristo Sa/AFP)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) during the national flag-raising ceremony before a ministerial meeting at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, on October 27, 2020. (Evaristo Sa/AFP)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for the first time since taking office. Bolsonaro extends an invitation to the new prime minister to visit Brazil, and Bennett reciprocates the offer.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Bennett tells Bolsonaro he would love to host him at the Brazilian diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, “whose opening was a historic first step.”

Bolsonaro has pledged to move the Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but so far it has only officially opened a trade office in the capital.

Bennett says he welcomes Brazil’s recent election to the United Nations Security Council due to its “steadfast and enduring support of Israel in the international arena,” according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

The two leaders agreed to expand their ties in a range of areas, in particular the economic and high-tech fields.

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