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Expanding the range of partnerships was important for the affirmation and consolidation of national sovereignty and brought benefits to the Brazilian economy. In the Lula and Dilma governments, Brazilian businessmen joined the diplomats in international missions. The effect was almost immediate: the Brazilian foreign trade began to become diversified, reducing the dependence on the US and European economies. The international crisis of 2008 showed that this was a good decision, since Brazil was not dependent on countries that were in deep crisis, and increased its trade with countries from all continents.