Deputy Foreign Minister Marina Sereni started her visit to Brazil in Sao Paulo. In the city, home to almost 5 million citizens of Italian descent and approximately 600 Italian companies, the Deputy Minister met with the Vice Governor of the State of Sao Paulo, Rodrigo Garcia, to reaffirm the two Countries’ historic ties of friendship and explore the investment options for Italy – especially in the sectors of infrastructure, agrobusiness, energy and tourism. The Deputy Minister also discussed cooperation and investment options with the representatives of the major Italian businesses in Brazil.
The visit also offered an opportunity to meet the Italian community to discuss about how to make the delivery of consular services increasingly efficient and about the provision of measures in favour of Italian communities abroad to be included in the Budget Bill now being discussed in Parliament. The Deputy Minister received a warm greeting at the Eugenio Montale charter school, an experience of excellence in the dissemination of the Italian language and culture. Today, her visit will continue in Brasilia, where Deputy Foreign Minister Sereni will meet with Government officials and the representatives of the Country’s major institutions.