Antigua and Barbuda
Relations between Brazil and Antigua and Barbuda gained momentum with the First Brazil-CARICOM Summit, during which bilateral agreements were signed in areas such as educational cooperation.
Concerning economic relations, the presence of a Brazilian company in the expansion of the runway and construction of the passenger terminal at Saint John's airport is highlighted.
With regard to bilateral cooperation, an area of interest is agricultural development, including family farming and small and medium enterprises. The Brazilian Government has supported and provided funding for equipment donation to the National School Lunch Program, through the "Zero Hunger Project", promoted by FAO in cooperation with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1982 – The Embassy of Brazil in Jamaica represents Brazilian interests in Antigua and Barbuda
1984 – The Embassy of Brazil in Cuba becomes responsible for representing the Brazilian interests in Antigua and Barbuda
2008 – New transfer of the Brazilian representation, this time to the Embassy of Brazil in Barbados
2009 – Creation of the Embassy of Brazil in Antigua and Barbuda, based in Saint John's. In August of the same year, the first Brazilian ambassador assumes his duties
2010 – The First CARICOM-Brazil Summit is held in Brasilia. The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda meets with President Lula
2010 – The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Foreign Minister Celso Amorim meet during the 65th UN General Assembly
2013 – Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda meets with Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota during the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)