Ms. Dilma Rousseff, Chief-Minister of the Presidential Staff Office of the Federative Republic of Brazil, to Visit Japan
April 17, 2008
- Ms. Dilma Rousseff, Chief-Minister of the Presidential Staff Office
of Brazil, will visit Japan as a Guest of the Minister for Foreign Affairs
from April 22 (Tue) to 26 (Sat).
- During her stay, Ms. Rousseff will attend, on behalf of the Government
of the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Commemorative Ceremony and the Reception
of the Japan-Brazil Year of Exchange/100th Anniversary of Japanese Emigration
to Brazil to be held in Tokyo in the afternoon of April 24 (Thu). She
will also have meetings with Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign
Affairs, and other key government figures including Mr. Akira Amari, Minister
of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. Tetsuzo Fuyushiba, Minister of Land,
Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and Mr. Hiroya Masuda, Minister of
Internal Affairs and Communications. She will meet with representatives
of private companies, visit the Dispatch Center of Japan Railway Company
(JR), and visit Kyoto as well.
- As the right-hand person of Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, Ms. Rousseff, is considered the de-facto No.2 of President Lula’s administration, and she has attracted attention as the most promising candidate of the ruling Workers Party for the next presidential election. Her upcoming visit is expected to further strengthen the relations between the two countries.