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  • 17 September 2015

    ”Brazil is our strategic partner in Latin America,” Minister Grzegorz Schetyna stressed at a meeting with Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer in Warsaw on 17 September.

    During the talks on Polish-Brazilian relations, the chief of Polish diplomacy recalled that this year marks the 95th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. ”Numbering 1.5 million people, the Polish diaspora in Brazil is a strong link between both countries,” emphasised Minister Schetyna.

    The interlocutors also discussed the challenges the European Union and Poland are facing at the moment.

     

    Another item on the agenda was economic cooperation. ”Brazil is Poland’s biggest trading partner in Latin America. It accounts for nearly a quarter of our turnover with the region,” emphasized Minister Schetyna. In 2014, our bilateral trade set the historical record of nearly USD 1.7 billion. Vice President Temer expressed his recognition for Poland’s dynamic development and sustained economic growth, even in the times of a global crisis.

     

     

    Moreover, Vice President Temer’s visit to the Polish MFA saw the signing of a cooperation agreement between the diplomatic academies of both countries: Ignacy Jan Paderewski Polish Institute of Diplomacy, and Brazil’s Instituto Rio Branco. “I am confident that this will mark the beginning of fruitful relations between these institutes, their teachers and students. Their cooperation will contribute to strengthening our diplomatic services, and enable our young diplomats to make transatlantic friendships,” said Minister Schetyna.

     

    On his visit to Poland, Vice President Temer was accompanied by a number of officials, including the ministers of mining and energy, civil aviation, fishing, and ports and tourism; and the deputy ministers of foreign affairs, and science and technology. The Brazilian delegation also included a group of entrepreneurs. The Brazilian Vice President met with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. Together with Deputy PM and Economy Minister Janusz Piechociński, he inaugurated a Polish-Brazilian business forum, hosted by the Polish Chamber of Commerce.

     

    MFA Press Office

     

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