Azerbaijan, Baku, March 18 / Trend E.Ostapenko /
The Brazilian Embassy in Azerbaijan attaches high priority to the development of intercultural dialogue between the two countries as the basis for the development of all other relations.
"We are living in a world with one source of power, which is economic power, but both Brazil and Azerbaijan are countries that envisage the world where multiculturalism would prevail," First Brazilian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Paulo Antonio Pereira Pinto told Trend in an interview.
When we reach this scenario, our two countries would be very important players because they both are able to manage internally their cultural differences, he believes.
The ambassador assesses the publication of a book by Brazilian author Jorge Amado, as well as short stories, in Azerbaijani as a great step forward. Moreover, Azerbaijani author Kamal Abdullah's book titled, "The Unfinished Manuscripts" was translated into Portuguese and was published in Brazil.
"We take further steps to increase cultural cooperation," the ambassador said adding that an Azerbaijani delegation will soon visit Brazil to learn about the innovative forms of education in Brazil.
The embassy plans to assist the publication of the book, "The Independence of Brazil," designed with the help of Azerbaijani artists. The book will be presented with the participation of Azerbaijani student dancers.
"It is very easy to pinpoint what are the differences between us. Dramatic is to find what we have in common," he said. "Rewriting the independence of Brazil from an Azeri perspective is a step further."
Finding out what we have in common will facilitate political dialogue with Brazil, which is a multicultural country, the ambassador believes.
Pinto also spoke about the desire to introduce a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of acrobatics, games and dance under the tunes of national Brazilian music.
There are also plans to invite two teachers of the Brazilian dances - samba, maracatu and Asha to Baku.
"What really matters is cultural fusion," the ambassador noted.
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