Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper travels to Brasilia for the 2019 U.S.-Brazil Political-Military Dialogue on October 8-11.
As head of the U.S. delegation, Assistant Secretary Cooper will co-chair the meeting with Brazilian Ambassador Alessandro Candeas, Head of the Department of Defense and Security Affairs in the Ministry of External Relations, and General Ricardo Rodrigues Canhaci, Deputy-Chief of Policy and Strategy in the Ministry of Defense.
The longstanding U.S.-Brazil Political-Military Dialogue reflects our shared commitment to strengthen bilateral defense and security relations. The dialogue will cover a broad array of political-military topics, including continuing efforts to enhance our bilateral partnerships in security cooperation, defense trade, and peacekeeping. This will be the first iteration since President Trump designated Brazil a Major Non-NATO Ally in July 2019.