12 Mar 2013

Brazil to consider supporting NZ bid for UN seat

1:47 pm on 12 March 2013

The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff says she will consider supporting New Zealand's bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has met President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday in the final official engagement of his 10-day visit to Latin America.

After the meeting in in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, Ms Rousseff told media New Zealand and Brazil share cultural, ethical and moral values.

She said it is timely they cooperate and, accordingly, she will contemplate New Zealand's bid for a security council seat.

Ms Rousseff said Mr Key's visit is very important and trade and investment ties between the two countries should be expanded.