Republic of Croatia
Brazil recognized the independence of Croatia on January 24, 1992, and diplomatic relations were formally established on December 23 of the same year. Croatia established its Embassy in Brasilia in 1997, and Brazil opened its Embassy in Zagreb in 2006.
Croatia and Brazil have coordinated positions on issues on the multilateral agenda, supporting each other on several occasions. On several occasions Croatia has expressed its support for Brazil's aspiration for a permanent seat on a reformed UN Security Council.
The Croatian Foreign Minister Mate Granic and Vice-Minister Vesna Kurelec visited Brazil in 1997 and 2001, respectively. In 2003, the Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, visited Zagreb and the Honorary Consulate of Croatia in São Paulo – the city which concentrates the largest Croatian group of residents in Brazil – was opened.
Four meetings of bilateral political consultations were held: in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, in 2005 and 2010; and two in Zagreb, in 2007 and 2013. Croatian officials also attended the 1st Conference of the Open Government Partnership and the Rio+20 Conference in 2012. In 2013, the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, made an official visit to Zagreb – the first visit of a foreign authority to Croatia after its accession to the European Union.
Chronology of the Bilateral Relations
1992 – Brazil recognizes the independence of Croatia and both countries establish diplomatic relations.
1997 – Opening of the Embassy of Croatia in Brasília
1997 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mate Granic, visits Brazil
2003 – Opening of the Honorary Consulate of Croatia in São Paulo
2006 – Opening of the Embassy of Brazil in Zagreb