The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, will visit Brasilia on March 29th and hold a working meeting with Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira.
During the visit, both foreign ministers will exchange the ratification instruments of the Brazil-Uruguay Agreement on Permanent Residence With the Objective of Achieving the Free Movement of Persons, which will ease the bureaucratic procedures for Brazilians and Uruguayans national who wish to live in the neighboring country.
The foreign ministers will address the main issues of the bilateral agenda, with emphasis on trade, the strengthening of the competitiveness of both countries and border security. They will review themes of the regional and multilateral agendas, in particular the strengthening of Mercosur and the boosting of the external negotiations of the bloc. Both ministers will also address global issues, such as cooperation between the two countries under the framework of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Brazil and Uruguay keep a close relationship, marked by a high degree of cooperation and by a deep and comprehensive integration process. In 2016, bilateral trade flow reached US$ 4 billion, with the increase of more than 2% compared to 2015. In the first two months of 2017, trade flow grew more than 35% compared to the same period of previous year.