FAISALABAD - Brazil’s Ambassador to Pakistan Alfredo Leoni visited The University of Faisalabad here on Wednesday.

During the visit, the envoy met with Pro-Rector Prof Dr Abdul Karim Baloch, Registrar Maj (r) Izharul Ahsan and other senior faculty members. Mr Leoni said that Pakistan and Brazil have strong bilateral mutual relations in the fields of trade and education. “In December 2012, both the courtiers signed an agreement to promote bilateral relations in education sector. Brazil is offering scholarships to Pakistani students at postgraduate level in different academic disciplines,” he added.

He observed that Brazil from Latin America was the first country to set up her embassy in Pakistan in 1952 and in return, out of all Latin American countries, Pakistan set its embassy in Brazil first. He further said that Brazil is the 6th largest economy of the world, adding that there was very much potential to promote bilateral trade between both the countries.

He said that Brazilian Embassy in Pakistan is providing all facilities for educational as well as trade visas for Brazil.

During the meeting, the university officeholders briefed the ambassador about University, University Medical & Dental College, Madina Teaching Hospital and other welfare projects being run under the supervision of Madina Foundation.

Later, Mr Alfredo Leoni visited different departments and labs of the University and Madina Teaching Hospital and appreciated the state-of-the-art infrastructure and standard of education. He visited Annual Sports Carnival at the University Medical & Dental College. He enjoyed with the cricket match played between the faculty members and exchanged his views with the students. The ambassador also planted a sapling in the University lawn.