UAE, Brazil mark 50 years of diplomatic relations


The UAE and Brazil have issued a joint statement to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.

Established on June 10, 1974, these ties have evolved into a robust strategic partnership across political, economic and cultural fields.

Brazil established its Embassy in Abu Dhabi in 1978, and the UAE opened its first Latin American Embassy in Brasília in 1991. This diplomatic presence was further expanded with the establishment of the Emirati consulate in São Paulo in 2017.​

The strength of the bilateral relationship is evident in the frequency of high-level official visits.

In 2023, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visited the UAE twice. In April, he met with President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while in December 2023, the Brazilian President participated in COP28 in Dubai.

The strategic partnership between the UAE and Brazil facilitates extensive governmental and investment cooperation, covering diverse sectors such as technology, tourism, culture, space, trade, and renewable energy.

This alignment extends beyond bilateral frameworks, promoting joint initiatives in third countries.

The economic relations between the two countries are characterized by a high level of mutual investments and significant trade flows.

The UAE is Brazil's second-largest trade partner in the Middle East. In 2023, bilateral trade surpassed $4.3 billion.

In the climate field, joint cooperation between Brazil and the UAE aims to ensure a seamless transition from COP28 to COP30, which will take place in Belém, Brazil in 2025.

During COP28, the UAE and Brazil collaborated closely, culminating in the adoption of the UAE Consensus agreement, which was endorsed by 198 participating nations.

In addition, both countries share a commitment to promote a more prosperous and equitable world where peace, tolerance, coexistence, inclusiveness, and sustainable development prevail.

"As the two countries celebrate this milestone, they recommit to further strengthen their strategic ties and cooperation that will yield growth, prosperity and mutual benefits for the next 50 years and beyond," the joint statement added.


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