Brazil President Bolsonaro pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

New Delhi: President of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro on Saturday paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.

Union Minister V Muraleedharan also accompanied him for paying tributes at the final resting place of Gandhi.

Earlier in the day, Bolsonaro had received a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday.

Bolsonaro, who will be the Chief Guest for this year’s Republic Day parade was received by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Earlier in the day, he had met with External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar in New Delhi.

The visit of the Brazilian President is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations in the fields of agriculture, energy, and defence.

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Bolsonaro was is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising several ministers, senior officials, chairman of Brazil-India Friendship Group in the Brazilian Parliament, and businessmen.

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