Security cooperation between the United States and Brazil is strong and growing. U.S. and Brazilian law enforcement agencies will deepen existing partnerships through expanding cooperation, advancing on our commitment through the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Security Forum. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation signed agreements on March 18, 2019 to strengthen our cooperation in border security and information sharing. Through these arrangements, security agencies from both countries can better detect and deter threats to Brazil and the United States, and Brazil will join a worldwide law enforcement network committed to safeguarding the traveling public. These arrangements are concrete steps under the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Forum on Security to enhance and institutionalize our bilateral cooperation.