Relations between the UAE and Brazil’s military continue to improve after an Emirati defense technology company announced a partnership with the Brazilian military on Tuesday BRICS countries alliance.
Abu Dhabi-based EDGE has signed a strategic partnership with the Brazilian Navy to jointly develop long-range anti-ship missiles. According to the agreement, the two companies will jointly invest in development, and EDGE will also provide anti-jamming technology. EDGE said in a release that Saleh Ahmad Alsuwaidi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, attended the signing ceremony in Brasilia, along with other Emirati and Brazilian officials.
Why it’s important: The collaboration comes at a time when relations between the UAE and Brazil are improving. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited Abu Dhabi in April and was received by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, also known as MBZ .this UAE signs $2.53 billion deal with Brazil Issues such as education, environment, and energy were discussed during the visit.
The UAE has also strengthened its ties with the BRICS alliance, of which Brazil is a part, along with Russia, India, China and South Africa.Earlier this month, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended the BRICS meeting held in South Africa And held talks with the foreign ministers of India, Russia and South Africa. In 2021, the UAE will become a member of the BRICS New Development Bank.
The UAE and Brazil have important trade links, with Brazil being the UAE’s largest trading partner in Latin America. According to the official Emirates News Agency, the total bilateral trade will exceed US$4 billion in 2022, an increase of 32% over the previous year.
learn more: Iran is also seeking better relations with the BRICS countries and applied to join the bloc last year. Iran’s trade with the BRICS The country has risen significantly.