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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' meeting with Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Aloysio Nunes

Aug. 13, 2018

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Aloysio Nunes Aug. 13 at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between the United States and Brazil.

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, and the secretary thanked the minister for his country's global leadership in peacekeeping missions around the world.

They agreed their countries' common values of Inter-American principles of human rights, the rule of law, and peace are a solid foundation for a long-term strategic partnership.