The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mauro Vieira, will make an official visit to India on November 18 and 19 at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj.
The two ministers will co-chair the ministerial session of the 7th meeting of the Brazil-India Joint Commission on Political, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation, the main mechanism for coordination between the two governments. The meeting will study initiatives aimed at increasing bilateral trade and cooperation, and at deepening the dialogue about the principal themes on the regional and global agendas.
In 2006, Brazil and India raised the level of their relations to that of a strategic partnership. The two countries belong to some of the world’s main interregional groupings: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China), IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) and the G-4 (Germany, Brazil, India and Japan).
Also in New Delhi, the Brazilian Foreign Minister and the Indian National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval, will co-chair the 5th meeting of the Brazil-India Strategic Dialogue.
In 2014, bilateral trade flows reached the record level of US $ 11.42 billion, with Brazil’s exports to India accounting for US $ 4.78 billion of that total.