Russian Foreign Minister heads to Brazil

Brazil’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed the visit of Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov to Brasilia on April 17, where he’ll hold a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira. This is Minister Lavrov’s first visit to Brazil since 2019.

The Ministers will talk about the potential of the Brazilian-Russian strategic partnership, established more than 20 years ago, and the prospects of cooperation in areas of common interest, focusing on trade and investment, science and technology, environment, energy, defense, culture and education, as well as strengthening political dialogue on bilateral, international and regional issues.

The visit will also be an occasion to deal with the conflict in Ukraine. Brazil has pushed for, in international forums and in bilateral contacts, the immediate cessation of hostilities and has stressed the importance of joining diplomatic efforts to facilitate the achievement of a negotiated peaceful solution.

Besides the historical ties of friendship and cooperation between Brazil and Russia, the countries have an expressive commercial relationship. Russia is the main supplier of fertilizers to Brazil. In 2022, bilateral trade reached a historical record of US$ 9.8 billion.

No additional details on Lavrov’s agenda during his Brazil visit have been made public. The Foreign Minister will also be visiting Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba as part of a Latin America tour.

With information from Brazil’s Foreign Ministry

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