U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton on Thursday met with Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro, proffering an official invitation for Bolsonaro to meet his U.S. counterpart in Washington next year. Bolton met Bolsonaro for breakfast at the latter’s Rio de Janeiro home. Top Brazilian officials also participated, including Foreign Minister-designate Ernesto Araújo. Neither country offered details regarding the invitation, which Bolsonaro is expected to formally accept in the near future. In a statement, Bolton called the meeting “very productive.” He said the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was “anxious for a dynamic partnership with Brazil…We share many bilateral interests.” News reports said the two administrations will work on ways to boost cooperation in areas such as crime prevention and defense, among others.
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