Readout of Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken testifies during his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Alex Edelman/Pool via AP)

Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release


February 11, 2020

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo

The below is attributable to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister reaffirmed the importance of a productive U.S.-Brazil partnership. They expressed their commitment to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change as well as increasing regional cooperation, supporting environmental conservation, and promoting human rights. The two leaders discussed the importance of working together to advance prosperity, security, and democratic values across our shared hemisphere.

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