After former Brazilian President Lula da Silva assumed power, Brazil entered a new era and reached an internationally prestigious position. This was the result of big changes such as reinforcement of the democratic process, distinguished economic performance, and support of social justice. These changes were accompanied by a bold and efficient foreign policy.
During the past eight years, Brazilian diplomacy sought to enhance ties with Middle Eastern countries and engage in bilateral and regional dialogues to support economic and cultural cooperation. Intensive contact with the region helped establish partnerships based on mutual understanding, trust and respect.