The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo, will visit Brasilia on November 26, 2013. Along with the Vice President of the Republic, Michel Temer, he will chair the I Session of the bilateral Strategic Dialogue Mechanism, to be held at the Palácio do Itamaraty (Brazilian Foreign Ministry) with the participation of the Secretary-General of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Eduardo dos Santos.
On the occasion, both authorities will announce the establishment of thematic Working Groups that will address the strengthening of the bilateral relationship in areas such as trade and investment, agriculture, food security, mining, defense, consular and legal issues, culture, energy, among others.
The Brazil-Nigeria Strategic Dialogue Mechanism was established during the visit of President Dilma Rousseff to that country on February 22-23, with a view to being the highest level of political dialogue with the most populous African country and the main partner trade of Brazil in that continent. From 2002 to 2012, trade with Nigeria grew by almost six times, from US$ 1.6 billion to US$ 9.1 billion.
The Nigerian dignitary will also attend on the 27th, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazil-Nigeria Trade and Investment Forum (November 25-29), organized to promote business opportunities in Nigeria for Brazilian businessmen.