Islamabad - Ambassador of Brazil, Alfredo Leoni, held a ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the end of one more session of the Portuguese Course classes at the Embassy.

The ceremony was held at the chancery and Leoni delivered certificates to 16 students. Since 2012 more than 120 people have graduated.

The effort to bring Portuguese language to Pakistan is in the broader scope of educational cooperation between the two countries, which also encompasses a Programme for Exchange Students in Brazil for undergraduate and graduate level.

In his speech to the students, the ambassador highlighted the importance of such an initiative to bring the Brazilian reality closer to Pakistanis and acknowledged the effort of the students to learn a language so different than their native one. He also declared his commitment to develop the Portuguese course and educational cooperation with Pakistan.

The Portuguese course at the Embassy of Brazil will resume in March 2015, with basic, intermediate and advanced levels, free of charge.

The duration of each level is six months. Classes take place at the Embassy of Brazil on Monday to Thursday.