Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:  ‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo to launch the U.S.-Brazil Strategic Partnership Dialogue in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo highlighted the establishment of a private sector led $100 million, 11-year impact investment fund for Amazon biodiversity conservation, following through on the commitment Presidents Trump and Bolsonaro made in March.

Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo underscored the significant and growing economic relationship between the United States and Brazil.  Secretary Pompeo commended Brazil for its decisive leadership in addressing the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.  He applauded Brazil’s commitment to co-host the Warsaw Process working group on humanitarian issues and refugees as part of the Ministerial to Advance Peace and Security in the Middle East.