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Brazil and Pakistan introduced multiple entry business visa regime

Staff writer |
The Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan Alfredo Leoni announced the grant of five-year multiple entry visa for Pakistani businessmen going to Brazil.

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The same multiple entry visa will be offered to Brazilian business people doing business in Pakistan.

The new visa policy was confirmed after exchange of notes between Alfredo Leoni and Naghmana Hashmi, additional secretary for Americas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a press conference. With this new agreement, both countries are hoping to increase their economic and trade relations.

Brazil is the largest commercial partner of Pakistan in Latin America, and the balance of commerce between the two countries reached almost $285 million in 2012. Pakistan's exports to Brazil increased by more than 100 percent from the year 2009 to 2012 (from $44 million to $92 million in 2012).

Major Brazilian exports to Pakistan include cotton, fuel pumps, plastic, iron and steel, tobacco, pulp, among others, while major Pakistani exports to Brazil include textile items, surgical items, soccer balls, and manicure instruments.

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