statement following the meeting.

Netanyahu in turn invited Bolsonaro to visit Israel in a bid to strengthen cooperation across several areas including the economy, security, agriculture and technology.

Bolsonaro, sometimes called the "Trump of the tropics" for a similar style to US President Donald Trump and rejection of multilateral diplomacy, emphasized the bond he wants to build with Netanyahu, a firm US ally.

Following the warm meeting, the premier declared it was  “not a question of 'if' but of 'when'," Bolsonaro would announce an embassy move, a promise made on the campaign trail.

In July of this year, Bolsonaro appeared to have gotten cold feet after Egypt, citing “scheduling issues”, cancelled the Brazilian leaders November trip to Cairo to meet with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Following the lead of his US counterpart Donald Trump, Latin America's largest country would not only isolate the country diplomatically but also run the risk of provoking commercial retaliation from Arab states who oppose unilateral steps seen as cementing Israel’s claim to all of Jerusalem as its capital

Nearly 20 percent of Brazil's $5 billion beef exports go to 17 Arab countries whilst Brazil-Israel trade currently amounts to $1.2 billion.

However, Bolsonaro and Netanyahu on Friday, signaled their intent to boost bilateral economic, military and technological cooperation.