Republic of Belarus
Brazil and Belarus established diplomatic relations in 1992. In 2001, Belarus opened a Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, and in 2010, an Embassy in Brasilia. Brazil installed a resident Embassy in Minsk in 2011. Two high-level visits of Belarusian authorities to Brazil are registered: Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov (2004) and President Alexander Lukashenko (in 2010).
In November 2013, the First Consultation Meeting between Brazil and Belarus was held in Brasilia, led by Undersecretary-General for Politics I of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos, and Vice Foreign Minister Aleksandr Guryanov. Agreements on political consultations and partial visa exemption were signed.
Belarus supported the candidacy of Professor José Graziano for the post of Director-General of FAO and offered support to the Brazilian bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.
Bilateral trade has been in deficit for Brazil, which imports large quantities of potassium chloride and mainly exports tobacco, gear boxes for trucks and sugar. Embraer has participated in the renewal of the Belavia aircraft fleet.
Chronology of bilateral relations
1991 – Brazil recognizes the independence of Belarus
1992 – Establishment of diplomatic relations
1994 – Visit of the Director of the Department of Europe to Minsk, the first between the two countries.
1999 – Belarusian trade mission to Brazil
2004 – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus visits Brazil
2010 – President Aleksandr Lukashenko visits Brazil. Opening of the Embassy of Belarus in Brasilia
2011 – Opening of the Embassy of Brazil in Minsk.
2013 – First Meeting on Bilateral Political Consultations