Israel and Brazil signed agreements on Sunday over legal assistance and prisoner
transfer between the two countries.
The agreements come after the two
countries signed an extradition treaty in late 2009.
represented in the three-day-long negotiations by Gal Levertov, director of the
Department of International Affairs in the State Attorney’s Office, and his
deputy Yitzhak Bloom.
Minister Rodrigo do Amaral Souza, head of
immigration and legal affairs at Brazil’s Foreign Ministry, headed the Brazilian
Ambassador to Brazil Rafi Eldad welcomed the negotiations,
dubbing them an important milestone in the close relations between the two
countries and in the friendship between the Israeli and Brazilian
The new agreements will strengthen these relations, Eldad
Brazil is the first Latin American country with which Israel has
reached an agreement in principle and signed on all three agreements for
international law enforcement cooperation.