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25 years of diplomatic relations between Slovenia and Brazil

Ljubljana, 21 December – Slovenia and Brazil are marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. On this occasion, Matej Marn, Director General of the Directorate for Common Foreign and Security Policy, presented to Renato Mosca de Souza, Ambassador of Brazil to Slovenia, a letter from Minister Erjavec addressed to Aloysio Nunes Ferreira Filho, Brazil's Minister of Foreign Relations.

 

Today, at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, Slovenia's Ambassador to Brazil Brian Bergant received a letter from Minister Nunes Ferreira Filho addressed to Minister Erjavec.

 

Director General Marn and Ambassador Mosca de Souza agreed that, in the last 25 years, Slovenia and Brazil have established excellent cooperation in various fields. In addition to the regular political dialogue and fruitful cooperation in multilateral forums, particularly within the UN, economic ties are constantly being strengthened. In 2016, the volume of bilateral trade amounted to EUR 221.1 million, and the upward trend has continued in 2017. The recent session of the Slovenian-Brazilian Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation, held in Ljubljana in mid-November, revealed additional opportunities for enhanced economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation.

 

The two officials concluded that there still exists vast untapped potential for deepening the cooperation between the two countries, for which both sides will continue to strive.