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

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.