§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
I paid an official visit to Brazil from 8 to 10 July. I had two sessions of talks with the Foreign Minister Dr. Setubal covering bilateral relations, including the opportunities for increasing trade, international questions and Brazil's economic position. I also called on President Sarney, the Finance Minister and the President of Central Bank and paid short visits to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo. I met groups of businessmen in both cities, and addressed the British Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paolo. Relations between the United Kingdom and Brazil are excellent: I found everywhere on my visit a wish to develop them still further.