IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' meeting with Brazil Minister of Defense Silva e Luna, Chief of Joint Staff Adm. Ademir Sobrinho and the Brazilian service chiefs


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

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Brazil Minister of Defense Silva e Luna, Chief of the Joint Staff Adm. Ademir Sobrinho, and the Brazilian Service Chiefs Aug. 13 at the Ministerio da Defesa in Brasilia to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, and the secretary thanked the group for their country's global leadership in defense cooperation.

The leaders agreed to continue to reinforce the U.S.-Brazil strategic partnership, focusing on interoperability, expanding shared capabilities and bolstering the ability to respond rapidly to a variety of security challenges.