Tue. Apr 16th, 2024


Singapore will officially open an embassy in Brasilia , the capital
city of Brazil , becoming Singapore ‘s first embassy in Latin America
.

According to announced Singapore ’s Foreign Affairs
Ministry, the opening ceremony will be held during an April 3-5 visit to
Brazil by Singaporean Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.

In Brasilia , Shanmugam will meet his Brazilian
counterpart, Minister of External Relations Antonio Patriota, as well as
Minister of Development, Industry and Trade Fernando Pimentel and
President of the Federal Supreme Court Joaquim Barbosa.

The
ministry added that Shanmugam and Patriota will sign a Memorandum of
Understanding on Political Consultations between the two foreign
ministries to strengthen bilateral cooperation and dialogue.

Brazil is one of the more than 180 countries which Singapore maintains diplomatic relations with.

Brazil and Singapore established diplomatic relations in 1967.
Bilateral ties strengthened with the opening of a permanent embassy of
Brazil in Singapore in 1984. In 2005, Singapore opened an office
in Sao Paulo with the aim of boosting trade and economic relations
with Brazil and other countries in South America.-VNA

By vivian