8th India-Brazil Joint Commission Meeting

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External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar who is on his first ever visit to South America, co-chaired the 8th India-Brazil Joint Commission Meeting on 24 August with his Brazilian counterpart, Carlos Franca. 


  • The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions on trade, investment and other consular domains.
  • The two ministers signed agreements in the field of broadcasting and taxation, exchanging views on BRICS, IBSA, UN, G20 and Ukraine conflict.

  • The Joint Commission meeting saw wide-ranging discussions on trade and investment, petroleum, biofuels, edible oils and minerals, health, pharma, traditional medicine, science and technology, agriculture and livestock, space, defence, terrorism and consular.

  • The Brazilian Government released a commemorative stamp on the occasion of India's 75th Independence day.

  • On 22 August, Jaishankar concluded his first ever official visit to Paraguay where he inaugurated the newly-opened Indian Embassy in the capital city Asuncion.

  • He also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Paraguay on 21 August and appreciated the Asuncion Municipality’s decision to locate it at the prominent waterfront of the city. 

  • He also visited the historic Casa de la Independencia, from where Paraguay's independence movement began more than two centuries ago.

India-Brazil Relations :

  • Diplomatic relations were established between India and Brazil in 1948, both countries opened embassies in the same year.

  • India's strategic partnership with Brazil continues to intensify with several high-level partnerships.

  • President Bolsonaro was the chief guest at India's Republic Day parade in 2020.

  • As strategic partners, India and Brazil have several institutional mechanisms to coordinate various aspects of their bilateral relations.

  • This includes Joint Commission Meeting, Strategic Dialogue, Foreign Office Consultations, Trade Monitoring Mechanism, Economic and Financial Dialogue, Dialogue on Consular and Mobility Issues, Joint Defence Commission, Joint Committee on Science & Technology and India-Brazil Business Leaders Forum.

  • In Brazil, the Brazil-India Parliamentary Friendship Group has been established.

  • President - Jair Bolsonaro

  • Capital - Brasília

  • Official Language - Portuguese

  • Currency - Brazilian real 

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