“President Putin has invited us to visit Russia. The invitation was accepted. For & nbsp; me it is a joy and & nbsp; a great honor. This opens up a window of opportunity for & nbsp; our country & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said & nbsp; he.
Earlier, on October 31 & nbsp; Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Anatoly Punchuk said that & nbsp; Russia and & nbsp; Brazil continue to discuss the possible purchase by the Latin American country of anti-aircraft missile and cannon complexes (ZRPK) Pantsir-S1.
As the deputy head of the service noted, Brazil had previously been actively working on the issue of acquiring a modern Russian complex. This, according to & nbsp; he said, was due to & nbsp; the need to ensure the safety of important international events held in & nbsp; the country.
Negotiations on & nbsp; the acquisition of Russian air defense missile systems by Brazil have been underway since & nbsp; 2013. In & nbsp; May 2016, Alexander Fomin, who was then head of the FSMTC, stated that & nbsp; Russia was ready to & nbsp; deliveries to & nbsp; Brazil of the Pantsir complexes, but then the contra was not & nbsp; signed due to & nbsp; internal problems in the & nbsp; Latin American country./p>