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The President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, will make an official visit to Brasilia on February 2, 2016, when he will hold a meeting with President Dilma Rousseff, at the Planalto Palace.
The visit aims at strengthening and giving momentum to the existing mechanisms of political, economic and commercial coordination between Brasil and Bolivia. Subjects related to bilateral trade, energy integration, water resources management and cooperation in the combat to transnational crimes will be addressed, as well as themes of mutual interest on the regional level, such as the accession of Bolivia to MERCOSUR.
Brazil is the first destination of Bolivian exports and the second largest supplier of the country. In 2015, bilateral trade flow reached approximately US$ 4 billion. The natural gas imported from Bolivia by Brazil accounts for about 30% of the product offering in the Brazilian market. The Brazilian export basket to Bolivia is diverse and basically composed of manufactured goods.