Fulton County Unanimously Approves Agreement with State of Bahia in Brazil

Chairman Eaves Led Effort to Build Bridges in World’s 6th Largest Economy

(Atlanta) On Wednesday, March 7th, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to promote cooperation and joint initiatives between Fulton County, Georgia and the State of Bahia, Brazil. Fulton County Chairman John Eaves led the effort to build this relationship, working in partnership with Bahia Governor Jaques Wagner. The Brazilian economy recently surpassed the United Kingdom as the world’s sixth largest economy.

“The State of Bahia has a vibrant economy and is also a key global center for arts and culture,” said Chairman Eaves. “Further, as one of the host cities for the World Cup in 2014 and with Brazil hosting the Olympics in 2016, key opportunities should be immediately available to share the lessons learned in Metro Atlanta from 1994 and 1996.”

Fulton County can benefit from a bilateral agreement with the State of Bahia in Brazil in four clear areas: Economic Development and Tourism; Public Health; Youth Development and Education; Arts and Culture, and Promotion of Justice, Citizenship and Human Rights.

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