Kingdom of Denmark
Relations between Brazil and Denmark are cordial, with convergences and affinities between the values and the positions of both countries on issues of the international agenda. Brazil and Denmark stand for the peaceful settlement of disputes and value the role of international organizations as fora for international cooperation. Denmark supports Brazil's candidacy for a permanent seat in a reformed Security Council, having co-sponsored the draft resolution submitted by G-4 (Germany, Brazil, India, and Japan) at the 59th UN General Assembly.
During the Rio+20 Summit (2012), President Dilma Rousseff held a meeting with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. In addition to multilateral themes, the Heads of Government dealt with the deepening of technological, scientific, and educational cooperation - including the "Science without Borders" program. Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt highlighted the Danish interest in Brazil’s involvement in the "Global Green Growth Forum - 3GF" focused on partnerships within the "green economy”.
Mutual interest in partnerships in the areas of science, technology and innovation is increasing. In 2011, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and its Danish counterpart for cooperation in higher education, science, technology and innovation.
Danish universities have expressed interest in the "Science without Borders" program - under which there are more than 30 scholarship holders conducting research or part of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Danish universities. Still in the educational field, the University of Aarhus holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Brazilian studies. The University of Copenhagen offers a Portuguese language course in the Brazilian variant.
The Embassy of Brazil in Copenhagen has been dedicated to promoting Brazilian culture and current affairs in Denmark, supporting cultural and academic events and taking to Denmark Brazilian literature titles by authors such as Clarice Lispector, Milton Hatoum and Cristóvão Tezza, translated into Danish.
Chronology of bilateral relations
1829 – Opening of the Delegation of Brazil in Copenhagen
1876 – Private visit of Emperor Pedro II to Denmark
1966 – Signing of Basic Agreement of Technical Cooperation
1969 – Signing of Agreement on Air Transport
1974 – Signing of Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
1979 – Signing of Agreement on Economic and Industrial Cooperation
1986 – Signing of Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation
1999 – State visit to Brazil of Queen Margrethe II, first visit at the level of Head of State
2002 – Visit to Denmark of the Vice-President of the Republic, Marco Maciel, (May)
2006 – Visit to Brazil of the Minister of Economy and Business, Bendt Bendtsen, (July)
2007 – Signing of Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the area of climate change and development and implementation of projects under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol
2007 – Visit to Brazil of Prime-Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (April)
2007 – Visit to Denmark of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (September)
2008 – Visit to Brazil of the Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Ulrik Federspiel (January)
2009 – Visit of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Copenhagen, to take part in the ceremony to choose the host for the 2016 Olympic Games (October)
2009 – Visit of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Copenhagen for the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change, COP-15 (December)
2010 – Visit to Brazil of Prince Joachim, accompanied by business delegation
2011 – Visit to Brazil of Foreign Minister Lene Espersen (March 30 - April 1)
2011 – Meeting of the Bilateral Joint Commission on Higher Education, Science and Technology, in Brasilia (October)
2012 – Visit to Brazil of Crown Prince Frederik, accompanied by business delegation