Monday, 17 May 2023, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany: Premier Malu Dreyer welcomed the Brazilian Ambassador in Germany, Roberto Jaguaribe for his inaugural visit to the federal state.
As per statement below in its native German language text, Premier Dreyer said: “Our mutual economic relations, with a total volume of around 1.14 billion euros in 2021, clearly show how important the exchange between Rhineland-Palatinate and Brazil is. Our economic relations have continued to develop thanks to digital business trips, even during the Corona pandemic. I am particularly pleased that this year the business trip to Brazil can once again take place in presence in order to promote direct exchange” .
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the tenth largest economy in the world. The good relations have grown over decades. The historically strong German immigration to Brazil has also contributed to this. In the 19th century, many people also emigrated from the present-day area of Rhineland-Palatinate, especially from Hunsrück, particularly to the present-day southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. This gave rise to various partnerships between communities in Hunsrück and Rio Grande do Sul.
During the visit of the Brazilian ambassador, the Premier continued to inform herself about the political priorities of the new government under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva after the change of government that took place on 1 January 2023. “Brazil is also an important partner in global climate and environmental protection. The Amazon rainforests are the green lungs not only of South America, but also have a central function in protecting the natural basis of life worldwide. Rhineland-Palatinate will also make its contribution to global climate and environmental protection. We want to achieve climate neutrality by 2040 at the latest,” said Premier Dreyer.
For further information
Government of Rhineland-Palatinate: https://www.rlp.de/service/pressemitteilungen/detail/ministerpraesidentin-malu-dreyer-empfaengt-roberto-jaguaribe-gomes-de-mattos-botschafter-der-foederativen-republik-brasilien
Embassy of Brazil in Germany: https://www.gov.br/mre/pt-br/embaixada-berlim