Colombia's Santo announces first overseas tour to Brazil

13:53, August 20, 2010      

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday that his first international tour as head of state will be a visit to Brazil in September.

Santos, who was sworn in as president on Aug. 7, said the visit to Brazil will be on Sept. 1 and 2, during which he "will be accompanied by numerous delegations of businessmen" from his country.

"We give great importance to this visit. President Lula very nicely has insisted for Santos to visit his country as president of the Republic first. I do it because Brazil is very important for us," he affirmed.

The president noted that Brazil's investment in Colombia "has grown and will continue growing."

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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