PPD Executive Director Mr. Adnene Ben Haj Aissa met with H.E. Mr. Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 9 March 2020. They had very fruitful discussion at a very cordial atmosphere focusing on the mutual collaboration between the Government of Brazil and Partners in Population and Development (PPD). More precisely, the discussion laid emphasis on the Government of Brazil joining PPD as one of the member countries.
Brazil is geographically the largest country in the Latin America region with a vibrant emerging economy and one of the members of the BRICS, while three other BRICS countries (China, India and South Africa) are members of PPD. The Government of Brazil is promoting South-South Cooperation in many countries in the region and beyond covering a number of areas on its own multi-bilateral cooperation mechanism. The PPD Governing Board attached great importance on embracing Brazil as one of the new member countries of PPD. In this backdrop and as a part of his effort to bring Brazil in the PPD fold, the Executive Director met with the Brazilian Ambassador and discussed about potential opportunities for South-South Cooperation between Brazil and PPD Member States. The Brazilian Ambassador also expressed enthusiasm to work with his Government to join PPD as a Member Country. The Executive Director handed over a letter inviting the Government of Brazil to join PPD in 2020.