Minister Joly to travel to Brazil

News release

June 26, 2023 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Brazil, visiting Brasilia from June 26 to 27 and São Paulo on June 28, 2023.

While in Brazil, Minister Joly will meet with Brazilian officials, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Mauro Vieira, to discuss ways that Canada and Brazil can deepen our engagement and collaborate on shared priorities, including democracy and human rights in the region, gender equality and Indigenous rights, climate action, and inclusive trade. They will also discuss Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and its global consequences.

During her visit, the Minister will also have the opportunity to meet with local business leaders and civil society organizations, where she will affirm Canada’s leadership in addressing global and regional challenges and discuss Canada’s role in advancing media freedom and promoting democracy globally and regionally.


“Brazil is a key partner for Canada in the Americas and around the world on many issues of tremendous importance. I look forward to visiting Brazil to deepen our longstanding relationship and enhance collaboration between our 2 countries.”

- Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • Canada and Brazil enjoy a relationship that began in 1866, when Canada opened its first trade mission in that country.

  • In 2023, Canada and Brazil marked 82 years of diplomatic relations, which were established in 1941, when Brazil opened its embassy in Ottawa. Canada followed this by opening an embassy in Brazil in 1944.

  • Brazil is Canada’s third-largest trading partner in the Americas after the United States and Mexico. Merchandise trade between Canada and Brazil was valued at $12.6 billion in 2022.

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