President Dilma Rousseff will visit Madrid on November 19, when she will meet the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, and King Juan Carlos I. She will visit "Casa do Brasil" and take part in the opening ceremony of the “Brasil en la senda del crecimiento” seminar.
The prominent issues in the agenda of the visit are the strengthening of the bilateral political dialogue and the partnerships on science, technology and innovation, education and defense. President Dilma Rousseff and the President of the Government Mariano Rajoy will also address matters related to trade and investment flows between the two countries.
Spain is among the main destinations for the "Science without Borders" program, which embodies the existing potential of converging the economic, scientific and technological sides of bilateral relations. By 2014, 8,000 scholarship holders will attend Spanish institutions. Brazil and Spain also carry out joint technical cooperation projects in third countries.
Spain is the second main direct investor in Brazil, with an accumulated stock of US$ 85.3 billion. In the past ten years, trade flows grew by 252%, reaching US$ 8 billion in 2011.