Russia-Brazil trade up 28%, with good prospects ahead

MOSCOW, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Trade between Russia and Brazil grew 28 percent last year, laying a good foundation for bilateral cooperation, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer here Tuesday.

"Brazil is one of our strategic partners not only in Latin America but in the world. We have many interesting projects and very good prospects," Putin said as quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency.

He mentioned Russia-Brazil bilateral cooperation in the UN and BRICS.

Temer responded that his visit to Moscow is fruitful.