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LatinNews Daily - 18 February 2019

Duque conducts official visit to Washington

Brazil: From 10-13 February US Navy Admiral Craig Faller, the Commander of the US Southern Command (Southcom), visited the cities of Brasília and Rio de Janeiro where he met with civilian and military leaders to discuss bilateral security cooperation. According to a press release by the US embassy in Brazil, the two countries enjoy “an increasingly close bilateral relationship, including increasingly in the area of defense, on specific areas such as research and development, information exchanges, training and education, joint military exercises, and commercial initiatives related to defense matters”. During his visit Admiral Faller met Brazil’s foreign minister, Ernesto Araújo; the commander of the Brazilian joint armed forces, Lieutenant-Brigadier Raul Botelho; the naval commander, Admiral Ilques Barbosa Junior; and the air force Commander, Lieutenant-Brigadier Antonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez, and he visited the aerospace operations command (Comae). The US embassy press release notes that Faller’s visit to Brazil followed earlier visits to the South American nation by US Vice President Michael Pence, former US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and “reflects the longstanding and close military ties between the hemisphere’s two largest democracies”

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