Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Since the independence of São Tomé and Príncipe (1975), bilateral relations with Brazil are guided by an open and fraternal dialogue, which gained more intensity when the Embassy of Brazil was established in São Tomé (2003).
Technical cooperation is the central axis between the two countries, involving initiatives in areas such as education, health, computerization of the local Government, agriculture, adults’ literacy, defense, urban infrastructure, police, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, and social security.
Cultural exchange is another important aspect of bilateral relations, propelled by the Cultural Center Brazil-São Tomé and Príncipe, which acts as an important space of dissemination of Brazilian and Santomean cultures.
Chronology of bilateral relations
1975 – Establishment of diplomatic relations
2002 – Visit of President Fradique de Menezes, on the occasion of the 4th Summit of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)
2003 – Establishment of the Embassy of Brazil in São Tomé and Príncipe and the Brazilian Cultural Center in São Tomé
2003 – President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visits São Tomé and Príncipe
2004 – President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visits São Tomé, on the occasion of the 5th Summit of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CLPC)
2005 – President Fradique de Menezes visits Brazil
2006 – The President of the National Electoral Commission of São Tomé and Príncipe visits Brazil to observe Brazilian elections
2007 – Concession of a US$ 5 million credit line to São Tomé and Príncipe, for the acquisition of food and essential goods in the Brazilian market
2009 – Official visit of Prime-Minister Joaquim Rafael Branco to Brazil
2015 – Visit of Minister Mauro Vieira to Sao Tome, when he is received by the President Manuel Pinto da Costa, by the Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Manuel Salvador dos Ramos (March 29)