The Embassy of Brazil in Berlin
Address: Wallstrasse 57, D-10179, Berlin, Germany
Tel.: (+49) 30 72 62 80
Fax: (+49) 30 726 283 20
Amb. Roberto Jaguaribe
Roberto Jaguaribe Gomes de Mattos was born on December 27, 1952 in Rio de Janeiro. After graduating as a system engineer at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, he joined the Diplomatic Service in 1978. Throughout his career, he has held senior roles overseas and in Brazil, both in the State Department and in other government agencies.
He served on the Mission to Brazil at the United Nations in New York (1983-87) and the embassies in Montevideo (1987-90) and Washington (2000-03, as Envoy). At the Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva, he headed the sections on Intellectual Property and Disarmament (1993-95).
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brasilia, he was Head of Intellectual Property and Sensitive Technologies (1992), Director-General of the Department of Trade Promotion (1998-2000) and Head of Policy with responsibility for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific (2007-10).
In other government departments, he served as secretary for international affairs at the Ministry of Planning and Budget (1995-98) and secretary for industrial technology at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (2003-05). He also served as President of the National Institute of Industrial Property - INPI (2005-07). From 2016 to 2018 he was President of the Brazilian Agency for Investment and Trade Promotion Apex-Brasil.
He was Ambassador of Brazil in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010-15) and in the People's Republic of China and the People's Republic of Mongolia (2015-16).
In January 2019 he took up the post of Ambassador of Brazil in Berlin.
Brazil is the only Latin American country with which Germany enjoys a “strategic partnership”. This is based on the German-Brazilian Strategic Partnership Action Plan of May 2008, in which both countries agreed to further step up bilateral and multilateral cooperation. A landmark event, in which efforts are made to strengthen bilateral relations, were the first intergovernmental consultations in August 2015, which Federal Chancellor Merkel and 12 Cabinet members (or their deputies) travelled Brasília to attend.
Bilateral cooperation is wide-ranging, covering areas such as energy, environmental and climate protection, science and research, business, defence, labour and social affairs as well as cooperation within the United Nations and on human rights. With funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Environment Ministry and the International Climate Initiative, Germany is working together with Brazil to protect the country’s tropical forest and promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Both Germany and Brazil attach particular importance to scientific, technological and cultural exchange.
Brazil’s main exports to Germany are iron ore, soya and soya products, coffee and coffee products, car parts, civil aircraft, machinery, meat, copper and crude oil. Brazil’s principal imports from Germany are machinery, cars and car parts, basic chemical materials, pharmaceutical products, electrical and metal goods.