On June 21, 2017 the Council hosted its Midyear U.S. Section Alignment Meeting. Council staff reviewed and discussed the political and economic scenarios in Brazil and introduced the 2017-2018 Program of Work to 100+ members and government officials. Representatives from various U.S. government agencies attended the meeting, such as Department of Commerce, Department of State, White House, National Security Council, Energy, Treasury, and US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
The Honorable P. Michael McKinley, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, and the Honorable Sergio Amaral, Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S., both discussed the status of the bilateral relationship and the path forward to strengthen the economic ties and friendship between the two nations.