Vice President Michel Temer will visit Russia between 14 and 16 of September, with a view to chair, along with Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev, the Seventh Meeting of the Brazilian-Russian High-Level Commission on Cooperation. Under the statutes of the Commission, the co-presidency is assigned to the Brazilian Vice President and to the Russian Prime Minister. Stablished in 1997, it is the main periodic dialogue mechanism of the strategic partnership between the two countries.
In addition to participating in the Commission's seventh session, the Vice President is scheduled to meet with local authorities in the Russian capital, to inaugurate the Brazilian pavilion at the "World Food Moscow" fair and to close the Brazil-Russia Business Forum. State Ministers joining the official delegation will attend the Commissions' plenary meeting and will hold work meetings with their Russian counterparts to address themes on the bilateral agenda in their respective areas of competence. Subjects for discussion in these meetings include fishery, civil aviation, defense, tourism, agriculture, transportation, energy, infrastructure, logistics and industrial development.
Russia is Brazil's major trading partner in Eastern Europe. In the 2009-2014 period, trade flow between the two countries increased by 58%, totaling approximately US$ 6.8 billion last year.