Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira will hold his first official visit to Chile on April 10 and 11.
In the Chilean capital, the Minister will be received by President Michelle Bachelet and will hold a working meeting with his Chilean counterpart, Heraldo Muñoz, when the main themes of the bilateral, regional and multilateral agenda will be examined. Minister Aloysio Nunes will also hold meetings with Chile’s main business leaders.
Chile and Brazil share a broad bilateral agenda, which includes themes such as trade and investments, infrastructure projects, Antarctic affairs, science and technology, defense and technical cooperation. The two countries agree on fundamental values such as the promotion of democracy and the defense of human rights, and keep close coordination in regional and multilateral fora. In the South American context, the Brazilian and Chilean Governments are engaged in the rapprochement between the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur.
Chile is Brazil’s second largest trading partner in South America. Brazil, for its part, is Chile’s main partner in the region. In 2016, trade exchange between the two countries was US$ 6.962 billion. The first months of 2017 show signs of growth. Brazil concentrates Chile’s largest foreign investment stock in the world.