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Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Brazilian Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, Admiral Flávio Augusto Viana Rocha

Oct. 13, 2021

Department of Defense Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth L. Hoffman provided the following readout:

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl, met with Brazilian Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, Admiral Flávio Augusto Viana Rocha, at the Pentagon yesterday to reaffirm the importance of the Brazil/U.S. bilateral defense relationship and further strengthen our partnership.  Dr. Kahl emphasized our nations’ shared values and our commitment to cooperation premised on respect for democratic governance and human rights.

Dr. Kahl and Admiral Rocha discussed regional security, COVID-19 pandemic response, and mutual defense concerns in the maritime, cyber, and space domains. The two leaders also acknowledged the importance of integrating climate change and its impacts into future defense dialogues.