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The Norway Post : Norway's Prime Minister visits Brazil

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The Norway Post : Norway's Prime Minister visits Brazil

By Norway Post

The visit begins in Brazil, where Stoltenberg on Monday wll meet the leaders of Brazil's state oil company Petrobras, together with StatoilHydro CEO Helge Lund.

He will also open an oil-related exhibition in Rio.

Norwegian oil and gas industry have made major investments in the Brazilian oil and gas industry.

On Tuesday the Norwegian Prime Minister will be joined by the Norwegian Minister of thee environment, Erik Solheim. They will be received by President Lula da Silva, and will then announce Norwegian financial support for the protection of the Amazonas rain forest.

Wednesday they will travel on the Amazonas, inspect the rainforest and meet with local leaders.

On Wednesday the Norwegian delegation will leave for Santiago, Chile, where they on Thursday will meet President Michelle Bachelet.

“The visit reflects the increasingly close ties between our countries. The Government is interested in facilitating close cooperation between Norway and both Brazil and Chile in the private sector and the energy field as well as in the international arena. In particular, climate change and the fight against poverty are important themes in our international cooperation,” says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

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