On September 24, 2020, Ukraine and Brazil held an international video conference on key areas of bilateral cooperation in the field of defense.
On behalf of Ukraine, the dialogue was conducted by Ambassador of Ukraine to Brazil Rostyslav Tronenko, Defense Attaché of Ukraine to Brazil Volodymyr Savchenko, First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine Valery Ivashchenko, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Sales of SE Ukroboronprom Mykhailo Morozov, Deputy Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine Volodymyr Mikheyev, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, representatives of the SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport” and other enterprises of the defense industry of Ukraine.
The Brazilian side was represented by Marcos Rosas Degaut Pontes, Head of the Secretariat of Defense Products Department of the Ministry of Defense of Brazil, General Luiz Antonio Duizit Brito, Director of the Trade Promotion Department, and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil.
During the conference, the current state of cooperation between Ukrainian and Brazilian defense industries were discussed, as well as potential ways of further development. Each side presented its vision of actual topics for upcoming dialogue.
In addition to proposals of modern weapons and military equipment supplies, Director of SpetsTechnoExport outlined the cooperation perspective in the field of joint development and described the current proposals of the Ukrainian side on possible areas of such cooperation.
The parties agreed upon the launch of preparations for signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the development of production and commercial use of defense products and a Memorandum of Understanding on scientific and technical cooperation in the defense sector.
The signing is planned as part of the further stage of the dialogue, which is scheduled to take place during the visit of the Brazilian delegation to Ukraine in October this year. Representatives of Brazil plan to visit Ukrainian production facilities and testing grounds.
The initiated dialogue is a significant event in terms of facilitating collaboration between defense industries of both countries and is a top priority for the development of relations between Ukraine and Brazil.
ABOUT SPETS TECHNO EXPORT
State Foreign Trade Enterprise “SpetsTechnoExport” is a fully state-run entity incorporated by the Government of Ukraine in 1998 for export-import activities at foreign armaments markets.
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