Brazil recognized the independence of Georgia in December 1991 and in April 1993 established diplomatic relations with that country. In 2010, the Embassy of Georgia in Brazil was opened, and, in June 2001, Brazil inaugurated the Embassy in Tbilisi.
Georgia has already sent four senior representatives to Brazil. In August 2011, Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze visited Brazil. In April 2012, Prime-Minister Nikoloz Gilauri attended the meeting of the Open Government Partnership, in Brasilia, occasion in which he met Vice-President Michel Temer and Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota. In May of that year, the Minister of Agriculture, Zaza Gorozia, visited Brazil. The aim of this visit was to deepen the cooperation that started with the technical mission Brazil had dispatched to Georgia in order to search for opportunities in agricultural and livestock cooperation. In April 2013, Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze visited Brazil, when the Memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the Rio Branco Institute and the Training Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia was signed. She was received by Foreign Minister Patriota and met Senators Aloysio Nunes Ferreira and Cristovam Buarque, and Deputy André Vargas, Acting President of the House of Representatives.
On the Brazilian side, the Undersecretary- General for Politics I, Ambassador Vera Machado, met Prime-Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidz and other authorities, in March 2013, in Tbilisi. In May of the same year, the Undersecretary General for Cooperation, Culture and Trade Promotion, Ambassador Hadil da Rocha Vianna, headed the first Brazilian business mission to Georgia, which was received by Premier Invanishvili and other Georgian authorities. Besides Brazilian diplomats, representatives of Brazilian enterprises composed the mission.
In the cultural landscape the Brazilian Embassy has promoted Brazilian music and cinema, promoting Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) concerts and movie festivals.
In 2012, Brazil exported approximately US$ 210 million to Georgia, which makes Brazil the 15th largest supplier market for that country.
Chronology of bilateral relations
1991 – Brazil recognizes Georgia’s independence.
1993 – Diplomatic relations are established
2010 – First Meeting of political consultations between Brazilian and Georgian authorities in Tbilisi
2011 – Opening of the Embassy of Brazil in Tbilisi (June)
2012 – Visit of the Minister of Agriculture, Zaza Gorozia, to Brazil (May)
2013 – Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maia Panjikidze, to Brazil (April 2-4)
2016 – Working meeting between Minister Mauro Vieira and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Mikheil Janelidze, on the occasion of the 52nd Munich Security Conference (February 13)