Republic of Mozambique
Brazil recognized the independence of Mozambique in 1975, the same day of its proclamation. This same year, diplomatic relations were established between the two countries. The Embassy of Brazil in Maputo was created in 1976; the Embassy of Mozambique in Brasília was inaugurated in 1998.
Technical cooperation is the linchpin of the relationship between Brazil and Mozambique, with partnerships in areas such as health, agriculture, education and professional training. Some of the projects of bilateral cooperation with Mozambique are among the highest figure ever performed by Brazil.
Trade shows strong growth trend, having quadrupled in the period 2008 to 2012. The actions of Brazilian companies in the country are diversified – covering sectors such as energy, mining, and infrastructure –, and tend to grow, contributing to the development of Mozambique.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1975 – Establishment of diplomatic relations
1976 – Opening of the Embassy of Brazil in Maputo
1998 – Opening of the Embassy of Mozambique in Brasilia
2000 – Visit of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso to Maputo, at the occasion of the 3rd Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)
2001 – Visit of President Joaquim Chissano to Brasília
2002 – Visit of President Joaquim Chissano to Brasília, at the occasion of the 4th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)
2003 – Visit of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Maputo
2004 – Visit of President Joaquim Chissano to Brasília, when an agreement aiming at the relief of 95% of Mozambique’s public debt with Brazil was signed, worth US$ 280 million
2005 –3rd Session of the Joint Committee Brazil-Mozambique
2007 – Visit of President Armando Guebuza to Brazil, as guest of honor at the celebrations of the Independency Day
2007 –4th Session of the Joint Committee Brazil-Mozambique
2008 – Opening of the temporary headquarters of the FIOCRUZ-Africa Office
2009 – Visit of President Armando Guebuza to Brazil
2012 – Visit of President Armando Guebuza to Brazil, at the occasion of the Rio+20 Summit