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Brazil Plans Naval Mission in Africa

Brazil Plans Naval Mission in Africa

The Brazilian Navy has said that it will establish a naval mission in São Tomé and Príncipe, the small African island nation in the Gulf of Guinea. The mission, created in November and announced on Wednesday on Twitter by Brazil’s government, will involve a survey of the needs of São Tomé and Príncipe’s coast guard with the aim of fostering defense cooperation between the two countries, said Júlio Soares de Moura Neto, the commander of the Brazilian Navy. The move in São Tomé and Príncipe, a former Portuguese colony, reflects Brazil’s ambitions of increasing its influence in Africa by building on linguistic and cultural ties. Brazil has been training a small number of military personnel from São Tomé and Príncipe, and donating boats to its coast guard.

Read More:Brazil Plans Naval Mission in Africa – NYTimes.com.

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