U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette will travel to Rio de Janeiro February 1-3 to formally launch and convene the first ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum (USBEF), announced by President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during their March 2019 meeting in Washington. The USBEF seeks to strengthen U.S.-Brazil energy cooperation by increasing collaboration on technical, regulatory, and policy issues of mutual interest, as well as collaboration on critical barriers to bilateral energy trade and investment. The meeting will happen Monday, February 3, and will be co-chaired by Secretary Brouillette and Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque.
On the same day, the Secretary will witness, along with Minister Albuquerque, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding increasing bilateral cooperation between the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the Brazilian Association for the Development of Nuclear Activities (ABDAN). He will also interact with representatives of the Brazilian and U.S. private sectors and the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil. His schedule also includes, on Sunday, February 2, a roundtable discussion with U.S. civil nuclear energy industry representatives.
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Press availability with Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque:
Date: February 3
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Auditorium of the Escola Superior de Guerra – Av. João Luiz Alves, s/n – Urca
Further details on the credentialing will be soon shared by the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy.
For further information, please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (21) 3823-2149 / 2119.