The first name given to the building was Arches Palace, due to the arches of the facade. However the tradition of the name Foreign Ministry was stronger and the Palace followed by calling the Itamaraty Palace. Inside, features panels of artists such as Athos Bulcão, Rubem Valentim, Sérgio Camargo, Maria Martins and fresco Alfredo Volpi. The internal and external landscaping is Roberto Burle Marx. In front of the Palace of the Foreign Ministry, on the water surface, is the Meteor sculpture, designed by Bruno Giorgi. The cornerstone of the palace was released on September 12, 1960, although it was not actually completed and opened in 1970, due to technical difficulties to meet the design innovations. Itamaraty is the common name for the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The term "Itamaraty" is used to refer to both the ministry itself and the famous building that houses the ministry in Brasília. It is named after the district of Rio de Janeiro where the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs was located. The Itamaraty building was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and opened in 1970. It is considered one of the most iconic architectural works in Brazil. The building has a unique cylindrical shape and consists of a main building and an annex connected by a glass bridge., The Itamaraty is the ministry responsible for Brazil's foreign policy. It coordinates and represents Brazilian interests in international affairs. The Ministry is responsible for the formulation and implementation of foreign policy, diplomatic relations, international negotiations, consular affairs and other aspects of Brazilian foreign policy. Itamaraty plays an important role in shaping and promoting Brazilian foreign policy in areas such as trade, the environment, human rights, regional integration, and multilateral cooperation. It maintains diplomatic relations with other countries and international organizations and represents Brazil in international conferences and summits. The Itamaraty is also known for its diplomatic training. The Rio Branco Institute, an institution of the Itamaraty, trains Brazilian diplomats and prepares them for careers in the diplomatic service. Overall, the Itamaraty plays a significant role in representing Brazilian interests on the global stage and promoting Brazil's foreign policy.