Sweden and Brazil have a long and profound bilateral relation. The relationship with Brazil is highly prioritized by the Swedish government. The two countries share core values and collaborate, both bilaterally and in international forums, promoting themes as democracy and sustainable development. Brazil is Sweden’s largest trade partner in Latin America and by far biggest export market in the region. Over 200 Swedish companies are present in Brazil and they employ around 70.000 people and have revenue of 130 billion SEK.
Brazil and Sweden signed a strategic partnership in 2009, which was renewed during president Dilma Rousseffs visit to Sweden in 2015, with the aim to strengthen and expand further the relation between the countries.
The contract signed between the Brazilian Air Force and the Swedish company Saab covering the development and production of the Gripen NG fighter jets creates a new platform for our bilateral relationship. The Gripen contract is a joint strategic project, involving a significant part of technology transfer to Brazil. The project will also have positive effects on cooperation also with in other areas, for instance, mining, biomass production, energy, infrastructure, transport and clean technologies. There will also be future opportunities for scientific and trade cooperation in the fields of ICT and health. Bilateral ties are stronger than ever and the strategic partnership which has been developing increasingly more dynamic and with exciting opportunities for the future between Sweden and Brazil.