Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota will make an official visit to the State of Qatar on March 9, 2011.
The visit will follow up on the series of high level meetings between the two countries.
The Brazil-Qatar relationship, which has a great potential for diversification, falls within the dialogue Brazil maintains with diverse relevant actors in the Middle East and within the continuous exchange of experiences between developing countries.
In Doha, Minister Patriota will hold meetings with His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani, and with His Highness the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani. Minister Patriota will also grant an interview to Al Jazeera news network.
Trade between Brazil and Qatar increased around 1300% between 2003 and 2010, from US$ 37 million to US$ 514 million. Qatar has been showing increasing interest in making investments in Brazil.