Deputy Foreign Minister Marina Sereni wound up her visit to Brazil: a sign of attention to the Country’s institutions and to the Italian-Brazilian business community. She had nine meetings in Sao Paulo, where State Governor Rodrigo Garcia and numerous businessmen gave her an overview of the investment options, while personalities such as Cardinal Odilio Scherer and the former President of the Republic Fernando Henrique Cardoso presented her their vision of the current political phase in Brazil.
She then had six institutional meetings in Brasilia, with the three branches of the State: Presidency Chief of Staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, the Secretary-General of Foreign Affairs, Otavio Brandelli, the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, and the President of the Supreme Federal Court, Dias Toffoli. The friendly and profound conversations outlined very positive bilateral relations and tangible prospects for improving them. In particular, it was decided to convene a political meeting of the Cooperation Council to update it by placing a special focus on the challenge posed by sustainable development, combating crime and economic and judicial cooperation.