VP Temer and Delegaton visit Russia and Poland

Vice-President Michel Temer is flying this Saturday (Sep. 12) on an official trip to Russia and Poland, where he is expected to follow a political agenda and lead a business mission in search of new deals and investments for Brazil.

Members of the entourage include a number of ministers:

Armando Monteiro (Development, Industry and Foreign Trade);
Kátia Abreu (Agriculture);
Jaques Wagner (Defense);
Eduardo Braga (Mines and Energy);
Henrique Eduardo Alves (Tourism);
Helder Barbalho (Fishing and Agriculture),
as well as the ministers from the Secretariats of Ports, Edinho Araújo, and Civil Aviation, Eliseu Padilha.

In Moscow, the vice-president is to attend, alongside Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, the 7th Meeting of the Brazil-Russia High-Level Commission, with the discussion of such topics as economic and commercial cooperation, energy, defense, agriculture, science and technology, and space. The official entourage will also pay a visit to Brazil's pavilion at the World Food Moscow 2015, Russia's main food and drinks fair, and will also take part in the closing ceremony of the Brazil-Russia Business Forum.

Last year, Brazil exported $3.8 billion to Russia and imported $3 billion, reaching a $800 million surplus. Brazil is Russia's main provider of beef, pork, and chicken—products that account for 63.5% of Brazilian sales.

In Poland, Temer should meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. He will also take part in the Brazil-Poland Business Forum, organized by the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brasil).

In 2014, Brazil exported $484 million, mostly basic goods, to Poland, and imported $665 million, chief among which industrialized products. According to the vice-president, the Central European country has expressed increasing interest in the purchase of new aircraft from Embraer, from which the nation bought 25 jets between 2010 and 2012.


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