President Dilma Rousseff will visit Nigeria next February 23. In Abuja, the President will meet with President Goodluck Jonathan.
The visit will be an opportunity to foster partnerships in the areas of agriculture, energy, trade and defense. Brazil and Nigeria have maintained cooperation projects in agriculture, vocational training and education.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and Brazil's largest trading partner in the continent. Between 2002 and 2012, bilateral trade grew by 500%, from US$ 1.5 billion to US$ 9 billion. Trade flow, composed mostly of fuels, sugars and cereals, has potential for growth and diversification.
During the visit, a Memorandum for the Establishment of a Strategic Dialogue Mechanism will be signed, which will allow to intensify cooperation between the two countries on themes of common interest, with provision for annual meetings.