Uruguay's president Jose Mujica and elected president Tabare Vazquez will attend the inauguration, on January first, of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff second consecutive mandate in Brasilia. The two leaders received an official invitation from the Rousseff administration according to Uruguay's official media.
The main swearing in ceremony is scheduled in the Lower House of Brazil's Congress and over twenty heads of state and heads of government from all over the world have confirmed their attendance.
Following on the congressional event, the two Uruguayan leaders have been invited to attend the official ceremony at the Executive's seat, Planalto Palace, where the 39 ministers of the next Brazilian cabinet will take the oath.
Finally the re-elected Brazilian president will host a reception for all dignitaries and special guests at the Itamaraty Palace, which houses the Foreign ministry.
Uruguay not only shares all its land frontier with Brazil, but the leading economy of Latin America has been traditionally the country's main trade partner and in recent years a major investor in Uruguay's industries and financial services.
Besides Brazil's political influence as head of Mercosur and other regional organizations is of great significance and Uruguay's foreign and trade policies are normally aligned behind Brasilia.
Presidents Mujica and Rousseff, both former guerrillas managed a very close relation and understanding which is expected to continue once Vazquez takes office next March first.