Assistant Secretary Carl Risch Travels to Brazil

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 29, 2018


Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will visit Brazil January 29–February 1, to review consular operations at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia and at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro.

While in Brazil, Assistant Secretary Risch will head the U.S. delegation in a bilateral consular dialogue with Brazilian counterparts. He will also meet with interagency partners.

The United States is committed to long-term engagement with Brazil on a variety of consular issues, including efficient and equitable visa processing, protecting U.S. citizens overseas, working together on international adoptions, and preventing and resolving international parent child abduction cases.

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