Republic of Marshall Islands
Brazil and the Marshall Islands established diplomatic relations through a joint communiqué on July 27, 2010, signed in New York by their permanent representatives to the United Nations. Before that date, Brazilian diplomats had already carried out official missions to the Marshall Islands in 2005, and the permanent Marshallese representative to the UN had paid a working visit to Brazil in 2009. In June 2012, then-President of the Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak, was in Brazil for the Rio+20 Summit. In October of that year, they held, for the first time, the presentation of credentials by a Brazilian ambassador to the Marshall Islands Head of State.
Bilateral acts have not yet been signed between Brazil and the Marshall Islands. There is, however, scope for cooperation in areas such as tropical disease control; tourism; sustainable exploitation of fisheries; social programs aimed to assist low-income populations; and improvement and training of human resources in the public service.