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20 Aug 2019, 4:24 p.m.
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21 Aug 2019, 2:29 p.m.
Department for International Trade
Yesterday @ConorBurnsUK had a bilateral meeting with @MarcosTroyjo, Special Secretary for International Trade at Brazil’s Ministry of Economy. Minister Burns highlighted the importance of 🇧🇷 as a key trade and economic partner both bilaterally & multilaterally. #ReadytoTrade https://t.co/QLnp9VYR0t - Link
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