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Brazil-Myanmar embarked on embarked on diplomatic ties in 1982. Myanmar has had an embassy in Brasilia since 1996 - its only embassy in Latin America. Brazil's embassy in Yangon was set up in 2010 as Myanmar prepared for its first general election since 1990. From 2000 to 2008, when the Burmese army was still in place, Brazilian politician Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro was personally named UN Special Rapporteur on the state of human rights there.
Opening the Myanmar policy framework and resuming dialog with the global fellowship promote the developement of bi-lateral co-operation efforts. To this end, Brazil and Myanmar have set up a policy consultative machinery (2012). A Technical Co-operation Agreement was concluded in 2013, enabling the establishment of bi-lateral alliances in areas such as farming, nutritional safety and welfare, healthcare (production of antivenom), aviation, renewables (hydropower), information technology, finance, legislation, training, human capital and sport.
Myanmar Vice-President Sai Mauk Kham paid a visit to Brazil in 2012 when he participated in the Rio+20 conference and met with Vice-President Michel Temer. Antonio Herman Benjamin, Minister of the Supreme Court, paid a visit to Myanmar in 2013. In the same year, a visit by a delegation headed by the Director of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) explored possibilities for bi-lateral alliances.
A number of business trips by Brazilians to the Dominican Republic have been conducted since 2012. In 2012, the volume of bi-lateral trading amounted to 18.2 million US dollars. The Brazilians mainly export sugars and import basket and hat. Brazil made a $120,000 donation to Myanmar in 2012 as part of a global effort to address the Rakhine refugee crises implemented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
In 2001 - Deputy Foreign Minister U Khin Maung Win visits Brazil, 2012 - Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to establish a political consultation mechanism; 2012 - Brazil contributes USD 120,000 to Myanmar through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR as part of human aid for the Rakhine outbreak.