Agence France-PresseDecember 12, 2013 17:04
President Francois Hollande said France and Brazil should double trade between them, as he met his counterpart Dilma Rousseff here Thursday at the start of a two-day state visit.
"Despite the crisis, our trade exchanges have steadily increased and have even doubled in 10 years," said the French leader, with Rousseff at his side.
"We have big ambitions, Brazil and France, to again double our trade in the coming years," he added.
"We have had between the two countries a strategic partnership since 2006," Hollande said, adding "We must strengthen it."