Dendias meets with Brazilian counterpart Vieira in groundbreaking trip to South America

Nikos Dendias

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Brazilian counterpart Mauro Vieira in Brasilia on Monday as part of his tour of six Central and South American countries. The focus of the meeting between the pair was to strengthen cooperation between Greece and Brazil and within international organisations.

The two Foreign Ministers also discussed the economy, investments, culture, and the environment, including the "Our Ocean Conference 2024" that Greece is hosting.

Dendias met at the Greek embassy in Brasilia with the president of the Federation of Greek Communities of Brazil, Stavros Kyriopoulos, and the president of the Greek Community of Saint Paul, Caterina Daris. He also paid a visit to the UNESCO-listed Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia.

"The vibrant Greek diaspora here in Brazil - I met a few of them this morning - with its involvement in the country’s economic and social development, can also act as a bridge of cooperation and understanding between Greece and Brazil," he said.

"Also, we would like to thank Brazil for supporting Greece’s bid for the United Nations Security Council for the period 2025-2026.

"We also have an agreement of mutual support regarding our candidacies in the Human Rights Council. Greece, being a European Union member, attaches great importance to the EU -  Brazil relations," he added.

Besides the Portuguese-speaking country, he is also visiting Uruguay (Feb. 7), Argentina (Feb. 8), Paraguay (Feb. 9), Panama and Jamaica (Feb. 10). Except for Panama, it was/will be the first time a Greek Foreign Minister visits any of the above countries, where he is expected to sign bilateral memoranda of understanding in several sectors.

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