The Brazilian Investment Plan for Infrastructure will be a major theme of the meeting between President Dilma Rousseff and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will land in Brasilia late tomorrow (19/08) accompanied by a large entourage: so far six ministers (Cooperation, Environment, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, Health and Culture and Media) and six deputy ministers are confirmed.
The Brazilian government is on the schedule of bids ready for the second term of THE year and sure enough, the issue is regarded as a priority in the discussions. Bilateral cooperation such as science and technology and education, are also on the list, as informed a source close to the Government to EUBrasil.
The Chancellor will remain only in Brasilia and will return to Germany on Thursday afternoon. In Angela Merkel’s agenda, released by the office of Chancellor, the two heads of state will meet on Thursday morning and following will participate in a plenary evaluation with all stakeholders from governmental dialogues. Then there will be a press conference. The lunch with President Dilma Rousseff is not yet confirmed.
Thursday morning, there will be several bilateral meetings between German ministers and representatives of the Brazilian government. To date, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms the meeting the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Aldo Rebelo, with the State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Georg Schütte, and the Communications Minister, Ricardo Berzoini with the Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters.
Germany is currently the fourth largest trading partner of Brazil, behind China, the US and Argentina. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the trade flow between countries – sum of exports and imports – reached $ 20.5 billion in 2014.