The Embassy of Brazil in Berlin
Amb. Roberto Jaguaribe
Roberto Jaguaribe Gomes de Mattos was born in Rio de Janeiro on December 27, 1952. Graduated in Systems Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, he joined the diplomatic career in 1978. level, abroad and in Brazil, both in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in other areas of the federal government.
He served at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York (1983-87) and at the Brazilian Embassy in Montevideo (1987-90). He headed the Intellectual Property and Disarmament Sections at the Brazilian Mission in Geneva (1993-95). He also served as Minister Counselor at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington (2000-03).
At the State Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Brasília, he was head of the Division of Intellectual Property and Sensitive Technologies (1992); director general of the Trade Promotion Department (1998-2000); and Undersecretary General for Politics, responsible for managing foreign policy issues for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific (2007-10).
In other areas of government, he served as secretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Planning and Budget (1995-98) and also as secretary for Industrial Technology at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (2003-05). He chaired the National Institute of Industrial Property – INPI (2005-07). Recently, he held the Presidency of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – Apex-Brasil (2016-18).
He was Brazil's ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010-15) and to the People's Republic of China and the People's Republic of Mongolia (2015-16).
In February 2019, he took over as 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.