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Thursday, May 11, 2006 

Lula will participate in Latin American-Caribbean-EU summit in Vienna
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Agência Brasil

Brasília - President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrives in Vienna, Austria, today (11), to take part in the 4th Latin American-Caribbean-European Union (EU) Summit Meeting of Heads of State and Government. This is the first visit to Austria by a Brazilian head of State.

During the two-day meeting, which gets underway tomorrow (12), dozens of representatives from the two regions will discuss ways to intensify cooperation in the areas of international trade, democracy and human rights, infrastructure, migration, higher education, culture, and science and technology.

Other topics are also expected to come up, such as the progress of negotiations on agricultural issues in the context of the World Trade Organization's Doha Round, the war on terrorism, drugs and organized crime, growth and employment policies, and international cooperation to mitigate the effects of poverty and social inequality around the globe.

President Lula has no official engagements scheduled for today. When he arrives in the Austrian capital, he will go directly to the hotel where rooms have been reserved for the presidential entourage. The first thing on his schedule tomorrow is a breakfast with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. Immediately thereafter he will participate in the opening ceremony of the summit meeting.

Translation: David Silberstein

11/05/2006

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