In his most recent visit to Washington, Ambassador Marcos Galvão, Secretary General of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations, argued that Brazilian foreign policy remains active despite the international focus on the country’s domestic tribulations. Under the current administration, Brazil has sought more strategic relations with traditional trade partners while seeking out new partnerships in Europe and Asia. Galvão asserted that as Brazil modernizes its engagement with the global economy and strengthens diplomatic ties around the world, it will become a highly influential player in global affairs.