Republic of Niger
Niger and Brazil established diplomatic relations in 1986. The recent rapprochement between both countries is demonstrated by the visits to Brazil of President Mahmadou Issofou, to attend the Rio+20 Conference (2012) and the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Bazoum (2013) – occasion when the first bilateral agreement was signed, establishing political consultation mechanism.
Cooperation initiatives in agriculture are central to the agenda between the two countries. Brazil is interested in cooperating with Niger, country often affected by drought, in order to improve their productivity in the field. Niger is interested in cooperation for the training of its military personnel and the acquisition of defense products.
Chronology of bilateral relations
1986 – Establishment of diplomatic relations
2010 – The Minister of Population, Women's Promotion and Protection of Children of Niger, Sanady Techimaden Hadattan, visits Brazil
2012 –President Mahmadou Issoufou takes part in the Rio+20 Conference
2013 –Meeting between Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, during the "Oslo Forum" (June)
2013 – Niger's Minister of Education, Mariama Ehaj Ibrahim, and Minister of Agriculture, Solomon Owens, participate in the Global Child Nutrition Forum " School Feeding as a National Investment: How to Achieve it", held in Brazil.