Brazil, Spain Ink Joint Cooperation Deal

    Brazil and Spain have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly implement humanitarian, emergency and development assistance in select developing countries.

    The agreement outlines the basis for identifying and implementing joint Brazilian and Spanish aid activities as well as establishes a committee that will oversee cooperation between the two countries.

    The MOU is a recognition of Brazil’s growing role as key player in the international development community, according to a May 30 news release from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, or AECID.

    AECID is also currently preparing a new country partnership framework that will outline Spain’s development priorities in Brazil for 2011-2014, the news release added.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.