The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic, Susana Malcorra, will pay a working visit to Brasilia on December 8th. On the occasion, she will be received by President Michel Temer and have a meeting with Minister José Serra.
During the visit, the two foreign ministers will review the themes of the extensive bilateral agenda and will exchange opinions on the regional and global context. The visit also aims at preparing the visit of the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, to Brazil in 2017.
Argentina is one of Brazil's main political and trading partners. Buenos Aires was the destination of the first bilateral visits of President Michel Temer, in October, and Minister José Serra, in May, in a sign of the importance of the strategic alliance with Argentina in the pursuit of Brazilian foreign policy objectives.
Brazil is the main supplier of goods to Argentina and the main destination of the exports of the neighboring country. In the first ten months of 2016, bilateral trade totaled more than US$ 18 billion. In the same period, Argentina was the third-largest trading partner of Brazil.