Brazil, India committed to environment protection

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Brazil and India, two of the five members of BRICS, announced on Wednesday morning that they have signed agreements on environmental protection, satellite data processing and information exchange, the official news agency Agencia Brasil reported.

The agreements were signed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a ceremony in Brazil's capital city Brasilia. The two leaders were attending the Sixth BRICS Summit, which started on Tuesday in Fortaleza, northeastern of Brazil.

The agreement on the environmental protection foresees partnership in several areas, such as climate change, reforestation, water conservation and biofuels.p The agreement on satellite data processing focuses on an expansion in the processing of Indian satellite data by Brazilian stations, to help fight deforestation in Amazon Rainforest areas.

The two countries also agreed to exchange information on their citizens through diplomatic channels.

India is Brazil's 12th largest trade partner. The Brazil-India trade amounted to 9.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2013. The two governments aimed to raise the figure to 15 billion dollars in the next few years.

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