The Prime-Minister of Mozambique, Aires Bonifácio Baptista Ali, will make a visit to Brazil from April 13-18. In Brasília, Mr. Baptista Ali will be hosted by Vice-President Michel Temer, on April 17, and hold meetings with the Ministers of Mines and Energy and of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. In Rio de Janeiro, he will meet the President of BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank). He will also have meetings with representatives of Brazilian companies operating in Mozambique.
During his stay in Brasilia, Mr. Baptista Ali will lay the foundation stone of the new Embassy of Mozambique in the capital.
Bilateral economic relationship has developed, boosted by the presence of Brazilian companies in the country. Brazilian cooperation with Mozambique comprises projects on health, education, agriculture, food security and energy.
In 2011, trade exchange between Brazil and Mozambique reached US$ 85.3 million, an increase by 101.2% in relation to 2010. Brazilian exports of manufactured goods to Mozambique correspond to 56.5% of the Brazilian exports to the country.
Brazil recognized Mozambique’s independence on the day of its declaration, June 25, 1975, and opened its Embassy in Maputo in 1976. The Embassy of Mozambique in Brasília was opened in 1998.