The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mauro Vieira, will make an official visit to Japan on July 28 and 29. The purpose of his trip is to strengthen the ties between the two countries, in the framework of the Strategic and Global Partnership, created last year in Brasilia on the occasion of President Dilma Rousseff's meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This year, Brazil and Japan celebrate the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Minister Vieira will hold meetings with Japanese officials in anticipation of President Rousseff's trip to Japan in December. He will also address new opportunities for investments in Brazil and for the opening of the Japanese market for Brazilian products. In 2014, trade between the two countries reached US$ 12.6 billion.
On July 28, Minister Vieira will meet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Taro Aso. Later the same day, he will meet representatives of the Brazilian community in Japan.
On July 29, Minister Mauro Vieira will keep a work meeting with his Japanese counterpart, Fumi Kishida, when they will announce the Brazil-Japan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue, in the scope of the Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries, created last year. On the same day, Minister Vieira will meet with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Yoshimasa Hayashi.