The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The mayor of Santos of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, Paulo Alexandre Pereira, has said that he wants a relationship with Costa Rica that goes beyond receiving the national football team for the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
“Our goal is that the integration between Santos and Costa Rica can go beyond sports, beyond the World Cup. Want to establish agreements on education and tourism,” said Pereira.
The mayor said Santos is a city with very good economic and human development indicators, “the best in Brazil” and is ready to receive Costa Rican players and fans with open arms during and after the World Cup.
“The Costa Rican people are very positive and cheerful and the people of Santos are very similar and I have no doubt it will be a great integration,” he said.
On Wednesday a delegation of 12 people arrived in Costa Rica from the city of Santos, in order to sign cooperation agreements between Santos and the Central American country.
On the subject of education, they are enhancing partnerships between the universities of Santos and the National University of Costa Rica (UNA).
Furthermore, in order to consolidate Costa Rica as a tourist destination in the Brazilian market, and vice versa, the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) signed an agreement with the city of Santos will also facilitate trade cooperation between them.
In the agreement, both are committed to adopting and integrating aspects of promotion, exchange of experience of professional action, stimulation of tourist flow, investment, the organization of joint activities, additional cooperation agreements and the exchange of information.
The city of Santos will host the Costa Rican team during its participation in the World Cup in Brazil. Costa Rica is located in Group D of the World along with England, Italy and Uruguay. (ACAN-EFE)
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