Republic of Uzbekistan
Brazil and Uzbekistan established diplomatic relations in 1993. Through the first decade of this century, the contact between Brazilian and Uzbek high level authorities intensified, culminating in the visit of President Islam Karimov to Brazil (2009).
Uzbekistan has shown a strong interest in deepening relations with Brazil. The country is interested in the Brazilian experience in biofuel technologies and the recycling of cotton residues, of which it is a great producer. The two countries share an interest in promoting cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy, mineral resources, tourism and sports.
In regard to cultural cooperation, the agreement that came into force in 2011 enabled the Museum of Art of the City of Nukuz, the “Savitsky”, to consider bringing part of its collection for exhibition in Brazil. The museum has the second largest collection of Russian modern art – only second to the Hermitage Museum, of Saint Petersburg (Russia).
Trade between Brazil and Uzbekistan has potential for growth. Trade flows in 2012 reached US$ 22.8 million, the largest since 2000.
Uzbekistan supports the Brazilian bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1993 – Establishment of diplomatic relations between Brazil and Uzbekistan
2008 – The Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Elyor Ganiev, visits Brazil
2009 – President Islam Karimov visits Brazil