The Brazilian President Ernesto Geisel, who is on a one-week state visit to West Germany, is continuing talks with Government leaders on closer economic and technological co-operation between their two countries.
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Background: The Brazilian President Ernesto Geisel, who is on a one-week state visit to West Germany, is continuing talks with Government leaders on closer economic and technological co-operation between their two countries. West Germany has already announced a 50 million marks (25 million dollar) loan for Brazil to help develop the country's backward north-east region.
SYNOPSIS: President Geisel began the second day of his visit with a call at the offices of the Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt. West Germany is Brazil's most important market in Europe, and trade is expected to dominate the talks between President Geisel's 80-strong delegation and West German officials. But another key issue which observers say will feature in the talks is Brazil's potential role as mediator between industrialised and developing nations.
According to Reuters News Agency, another topic which the talks will cover is the agreement under which West German firms have undertaken to supply Brazil with eight nuclear reactors and a fuel recycling plant. It's understood that West Germany has been under pressure from the United States to modify the deal because of fears that Brazil might use the enriched uranium to make nuclear weapons.
However one official is reported to have said there is no question of the contract not being fulfilled.