Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norway and Brazil sign political agreement

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota have signed an agreement on annual political consultations on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues.

The agreement was signed in Brasilia during Mr Støre’s visit to Brazil, where he is presenting the Norwegian Government’s new strategy for cooperation with Brazil together with Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim.

- The agreement will make the ties between us even closer and ensure regular contact on matters of importance to both countries, said Foreign Minister Støre.

- Our bilateral relations with Brazil have developed on a scale that is virtually unmatched by any other country. Our cooperation dates way back, but has picked up momentum in recent years. Our talks in Brasilia have confirmed that this development is most welcome, Mr Støre says.

Brazil is now the world’s seventh largest economy and is experiencing rapid growth and development. Norway is the seventh largest foreign investor in Brazil, and the Government Pension Fund Global has a diversified investment portfolio in the country.

Trade between Norway and Brazil has increased by almost 200% over the past decade. Statoil and Hydro are heavily engaged in the oil, gas and aluminium industries, and the Norwegian maritime sector has a strong presence in Brazil as well. Norway’s cooperation with Brazil under the Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative has also attracted considerable attention.

In connection with the visit, a seminar on peace and reconciliation efforts was held for Norwegian and Brazilian experts and diplomats, with a particular focus on the conflicts in the Middle East and the situation in Haiti.

“Brazil has proved to be an effective problem solver with the ability to promote dialogue and peaceful conflict resolution in many different contexts. We have now agreed to deepen our cooperation in this area,” said the Foreign Minister.

Mr Støre also met with Minister of Mines and Energy Edison Labao. On Thursday 31 March he will travel to Rio de Janeiro, where his programme will include meeting the Norwegian community and presenting the Norwegian Government’s new Brazil strategy.

Related news

Latest news

DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

The recommended practice DNVGL-RP-F104 Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines, 

DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants

The test programme will investigate such aspects as hydrodynamic oil film formation,

ROV contracts in Brazil

The new contracts and contract extensions give 1 630 days of ROV services...

Steinsvik Secures a Contract for its First Concrete Barge

Steinsvik’s well-known steel barge design is now complemented by a new and innovative concrete barge design.

Searching for the best biological solutions

AKVA group’s biologists play a key role to ensure that the company’s technology not only meets fish welfare requirements, but also provides the best possible conditions for the fish.

Elisabeth Maråk Støle appointed managing director of Forskningsselskapet SørVest AS

Elisabeth Maråk Støle will take up her position on 1 April 2018 at the latest.

TIME SCALE

We are building chambers for tomatoes to grow in space. The aim is to give food to astronauts going to Mars.

From university to heavy industry: A slow transition

It is nearly winter holiday,

Doria awarded as “best large patrol boat 2017”

Doria is equipped with Servogear Ecoflow Propulsor.