The Presidents discussed relevant aspects of Russian-Brazilian partnership and key international problems.
Space programmes were prominent on the negotiation agenda. Mr Putin described Russian-Brazilian space partnership as one of the most promising fields of bilateral cooperation.
During the discussion, he mentioned the abortive launch of the first Brazilian rocket at the Alcantara space centre in the state of Maranhao in August 2003, which caused many deaths. Mr Putin approved the determination of the Brazilian leadership to carry on the national space programme, and said that Russia was willing to provide any assistance necessary.
The Brazilian President said on behalf of his country’s government that it was interested in drawing on the Russian experience in space research.
Mr Putin said that his Brazilian counterpart’s ambitious goal to triple the bilateral trade turnover was attainable.