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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires


Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 20-23.  In Brasilia, Secretary Blinken will meet with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to discuss bilateral and global issues.  The Secretary will emphasize U.S. support for Brazil’s G20 presidency and hosting of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S.-Brazil Partnership for Workers Rights, cooperation on the clean energy transition, and commemorations for the bicentennial of diplomatic relations between Brazil and the United States.

In Rio de Janeiro, Secretary Blinken will attend the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting to engage world leaders on our shared initiatives for increasing peace and stability, promoting social inclusion, reducing inequality, ending hunger, countering the climate crisis, promoting clean energy transition and sustainable development, and making global governance more effective.  The Secretary also plans to engage G20 partners and other key actors on international efforts to support the Haitian people.

In Buenos Aires, Secretary Blinken will meet with Argentine President Javier Milei to discuss bilateral and global issues including sustainable economic growth, our shared commitment to human rights and democratic governance, critical minerals, and enhancing trade and investment that benefits both two countries.

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