The Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will visit Brazil on February 13. In Brasilia, he will hold a working meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mauro Vieira.
The main goal of the meeting will be to start preparations for the first edition of the Brazil-Germany High Level Intergovernmental Consultations. The mechanism may be launched next August, in Brasilia, under the co-presidency of President Dilma Rousseff and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira and Frank-Walter Steinmeier will analyze the main themes of the bilateral agenda, including trade and investments, cooperation in science, technology and innovation and in education. They will also discuss the reform of global governance institutions, issues of the international security and peace agenda as well as topics related to privacy in the digital era.
Germany is the main trading partner of Brazil in Europe – and the fourth largest in the world. In 2014, trade between Brazil and Germany reached $20.4 billion.