The Norwegian Government’s Brazil Strategy launched

9 months ago the Norwegian government launched the process of developing an official Norwegian strategy for Brazil.  Now the strategy document is completed by the interdepartmental project group headed by the Foreign Ministry and approved by the Ministries involved.

Monday 21st March the strategy was presented to an audience of more than 100 people. The Norwegian ministers for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Industry, Petroleum and Energy, Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, together with the Deputy Minister for the Environment gave their views on the process and how their respective responsibilities were covered. Ambassador Moreira Lima expressed his appreciation on behalf of Brazil and some audience members, among them the president of BNCC, were invited to comment.

  

BNCC has closely been following the development process and been invited to offer suggestions and comments as the draft strategy developed, both on content and the process itself. It has in our view been an open and participative process and we are pleased to see that the final strategy will go a long way towards meeting the wishes of the Norwegian business community.

The strategy, prepared in Norwegian, is also available in English and Portuguese. The 3 versions can be found below.

 Estratégia do governo norueguês para a cooperação entre Brasil e Noruega   The Norwegian Government's strategy for cooperation between Brazil and Norway   Regjeringens Brasil- strategi

We would also like to draw your attention to the presentation on the website of the Foreign Ministry:

http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud/pressesenter/pressemeldinger/2011/lanserer_brasil_strategi.html?id=636328

Presentation of the strategy to the Norwegian business community in Brazil is scheduled for Thursday 31st March. Information about this event can be found on www.nbcc.com.br.  

We take this opportunity to remind you that BNCC will have a presentation and discussion of the strategy at our Annual General Meeting  7th April. Please see article below regarding this event.