OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
April 29, 2020
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of a coordinated response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through increased production of medical supplies in the Americas and enhanced cooperation on therapy and vaccine development. The two discussed ways to intensify the economic and security partnerships between our two countries, including progress towards shared goals such as increased trade and digital security. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Araujo agreed to continue advancing the Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela to ensure a secure, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere.