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  1. Brazil and Norway: Building a Partnership: 2007-2011 Ambassador Sergio E. Moreira Lima BNCC, 7 February 2011

  2. Main topics • I - Brazil: a democracy on a sustainable economic path • II - Brazil-Norway: closer contacts and strong relations • III - Towards a partnership in areas of global importance

  3. Sharing common values • Brazil shares with Norway important principles and • values: • Plural and representative democracy, respect for • human rights and fundamental freedoms and • commitment to multilateralism.

  4. Good governance • With an advanced legislation, national structure and • modern technology, Brazil is in the forefront of • e-voting in the world. • It contributes to global governance by assisting • other countries in making their election process • more transparent, accountable and fast.

  5. From a Sociology professor to a metallurgical worker and to an economist, first woman President: social inclusion and equal opportunities. 137 million voters registered in the last elections 1995-2002 2003-2010 2011 - …… Brazil Consolidating Democracy

  6. Ethnically diverse, multicultural and multireligious nation, Brazil is a constitutional democracy, with checks and balances among its powers to prevent abuses of authority. A multi-party political system and free press ensure respect for fundamental rights. Democracy, political stability, economic growth, inflation control, job creation, reduction of inequalities distinguish Brazil and make it a vibrant republic committed to development and peace. World’s fourth largest democracy

  7. 7th world economy in 2011 and 5th before the Olympic Games in 2016

  8. Already 7th in ppp

  9. Brazil's GDP Growth %

  10. Reduction of Inequality

  11. Increasing Purchasing Power Brazil a Growing Market

  12. Brazil gathers the conditions to a long term growth cycle and to become one of the most dynamic world economies

  13. Summing up: Brazil 2010 - GDP growth 7,5% (5% average next five years) - Unemployment 5.3% - Inflation 5,9% ( but decreasing ) - Foreign reserves US$ 299 billion - FDI : US$ 48,5 billion - Exports: increase 32% - Exchange rate: 1 US$ = 1, 67 Reais

  14. - MERCOSUL - UNASUL - G 20 - BRICS - IBAS - BASIC Non-permanent member of the UNSC Growing influence in international affairs Brazil in the world: greater participation in decision making

  15. Part II • Brazil and Norway: • Closer Contacts and Strong Relations

  16. Historic Friendship • Brazil was among the first countries to recognize the Kingdom of Norway in 1905 • Since 19th century, Brazil has grown to become the largest importer of Norwegian dried salted cod fish (bacalao) • But only recently, Brazil and Norway seem to be discovering the full potential of their bilateral relations

  17. Mutual prosperity • Through trade and services, Brazil and Norway have been contributing to the development and prosperity of each other's society • Over one hundred Norwegian companies do business with Brazil, most of them are established in the country. Their presence is growing in many sectors (energy, metallurgic, shipping, offshore equipment, pulp and paper, fertilizers and chemicals etc). • Brazil business presence in Norway is also growing (Rio Doce Manganese, Denofa, Norske Hydro)

  18. High level political contacts In no other period in the history of Brazil and Norway relations heads of state and government met so often as in the last four years.

  19. Landmark years: high level political contacts • Visit of the President of the Storting, Dag Terje Andersen, 2010 • Visit of PM Stoltenberg to Brazil in 2008 • State Visit of President Lula in 2007 • Visit of Foreign Minister Celso Amorim (fev/set 2007) • State Visit of King Harald to Brazil in 2003

  20. Brazilian Ministerial visits: 2007-2010 • - Minister of External Relations, Celso Amorim (Feb/Sept 2007) • - Minister of Industry and Trade, Miguel Jorge (Sept 2007) • - Ministers of the Environment, Marina Silva (Oct 2007) and Izabella Teixeira (May and Sept 2010) • - Minister of Strategic Affairs, Mangabeira Unger (Jul 2008) • - Minister of Justice Tarso Genro (Feb 2009) • - Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Altemir Gregolin (Mar/Aug 2009)

  21. Norwegian Ministerial visits: 2007-2010 • - State Secretary of Fisheries Vidar Ulriksen (Feb 2007/Nov 2010) • - Minister Development, Cooperation and Environment Erik Solheim (Nov 2007/Sept 2008) • - Minister of Higher Education and Research Tora Aasland (Apr 2008 ) • - State Secretary, Petroleum and Energy, Liv Stubholt (Sept 2008) • - State Secretary Karl Erik Schott-Pedersen • - State Secretary, Ministry of Children and Equality, Kjell Erik Øie (Nov 2008 ) • - State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gry Larsen (Oct 2009) • - State Secretary of Defense, Espen Barth Eide (Feb 2010) • - Minister of Energy Terje Riis Johansen (Set 2010)

  22. High level business contacts 2007-2010 • Breakfast of President Lula with Norwegian CEOs and Seminar in Oslo “Meeting of Energy Giants” • CSR Conference in Oslo, participation of Petrobras and CVRD, and São Paulo with NHO/FIESP • PM Stoltenberg Seminar in Rio (INTSOK) and Norway’s participation in the Rio Oil&Gas 2008 • Seminar on Biofuels, Cosan/Umoe • Seminar on Aquaculture and Fisheries (AquaNor 2009), Brazilian delegation of 20 businesses • Transpetro President in Norway (Ålesund, Stavanger, Oslo) • ONS 2010 and Rio&Gas 2010 • Ports RJ, SP & ES to Stavanger 2010

  23. BRAZIL AND NORWAY AGREEMENTS2007-2010 • - Governments • - Companies • - Business federations • - Research institutions

  24. GOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS • MOU on Climate Change and Deforestation (2008) a) Fight against global warming b) Protection of biodiversity and forest preservation c) Enhancement of sustainable development

  25. GOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS • MOU Cooperation in Aquaculture and Fisheries (2009) - investments and economic results - collaboration between research institutions - transfer of technology - sustainable development

  26. GOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS • Brazil-Norway cooperation in Public Administration in Africa (Angola and Guinea-Bissau) (MRE-MFA) (2008) • Ministry of Knowledge (KD) - Ministry of Education MEC (2008) - Universities - Ministry of Knowledge (KD) - MCT (Ministry of Science and Technology) (2008) – Research Institutes - Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters (Receita Federal and Toll) (2009 conclusion negotiations) - Information on defence matters (under negotiation)

  27. AGREEMENTS BETWEEN COMPANIES AND BUSINESS FEDERATIONS • Petrobras-StatoilHydro • NHO-CNI (Confederation of Brazilian Industries) • Petrobras-GIEK • Petrobras/CENPES-Innovation Norway • Petrobras/CENPES-SINTEF • ONS-Rio Oil&Gas • Vale-Hydro

  28. RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AGREEMENTS • - NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and • Technology) and PUC-Rio (2008) • - CENPES (Petrobras Research Centre) and SINTEF (2008) • - NOFIMA (Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and • Aquaculture Research and EMBRAPA (Brazilian • Agricultural Research Corporation) (2009); • - SINTEF and the MPA - Ministry of Fisheries and • Aquaculture of Brazil (2009)

  29. Trade Brazil-Norway 2010 • a) overall trade: US$ 1,42 billion • b) exports to Norway: US$ 722 million (18% more than in 2009) • c) Norwegian exports to Brazil: US$ 700 million (41% more than 2009):

  30. Breaking new records (trade tripled in 5 years: 2003 to 2008) and recovery in 2010

  31. Norway became the main destination for Brazilian exports to the Nordic Countries (2007-2010)

  32. -Pre-salt and related maritime activities - Training of maritime crew (CIAGA) - Technicians in the supply industry - Specialization of Oil Engineers (Petrobras - Human Resources Programme) - Universities and Research Institutions Opportunities for bilateral cooperation

  33. Transpetro (shipbuilding)

  34. Partnerships • Petrobras-Statoil • NHO-CNI (Confederation of Brazilian Industries) • Petrobras-GIEK • Petrobras/CENPES-Innovation Norway • Petrobras/CENPES-SINTEF • ONS-Rio Oil&Gas • Vale-Hydro

  35. Brazil and Norway (Part III) Partnership in areas of global and strategic importance

  36. Energy security • Norway is a large exporter of oil and gas, with declining reserves in the North Sea • Brazil is a new frontier for oil exploration and the shipping industry • Increasing trade of commodities, oil, gas and biofuels • Brazil a key market for Norwegian oil, gas, shipping businesses and off shore services and technologies • Brazil is committed to increase internal service capacity and and to alleviate current account inbalances • Brazil plans to become a major energy producer (oil, gas and biofuels)

  37. Key areas for partnership • 1. Energy sector (oil & gas): • New offshore discoveries: Peregrino is the largest international oil field Statoil operates • Seismic research, exploration, FPSOs, transportation, pipelines etc

  38. Food security • 2. Fertilizers: • Norway is one of the world’s main fertilizer producers • As an agricultural giant, Brazil is an expanding market for chemicals and fertilizers • Global need for increase in food production • Yara is one of largest fertilizer producers in Brazil

  39. Environment and sustainability • 3. Renewable energy and environmental sustainable projects: • Br Biofuels Nor Solar energy • Combat deforestation CO2 Capture (CCS) • Environment friendly transportation