President Dilma Rousseff signed a cultural agreement with the City of Berlin, the German capital. Under the terms of the agreement, Brazil and Germany will maintain a partnership involving Universities and cultural institutions, promoting exchange and training for professionals. The decree formalizing the agreement has six articles, and was published in the Diário Oficial da União (Official Federal Newspaper) on March 2nd. Dilma arrives in Hannover, Germany on Monday 5th. The President will be meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. On the 6th, she will attend the opening of the Technology and Digital Innovation Fair in Hanover (better known by its acronym, CeBIT). CeBIT is considered to be the largest fair in the world catering for the IT sector. From March 6 to March 10 the fair will be host to exhibitions, conferences, lectures and debates. Over 4,200 companies are participating, representing 70 countries. According to diplomats, Germany - which is the European Union’s largest economy - is considered a privileged partner by Brazil. In the 1950s and 1960s, the German government responded to requests from President Juscelino Kubitschek and provided incentives to establish an automotive industry in Brazil. At that time the economy of the whole of South America was based on agriculture. At the end of the month, on the 29th, Dilma will travel to India for discussions on the BRICS - the bloc formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.