Jair Bolsonaro will meet Trump in mid-March at the White House

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  • Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:51
Jair Bolsonaro
  • Ernesto Rodrigues

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in mid-March at the White House, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo said today.

In statements to the press, Araújo said that Bolsonaro's visit was one of the topics that focused his meeting today in Washington with Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

"In mid-March, we are still determining the date", said Araújo, who explained that during his visit, Bolsonaro will address both economic issues and matters related to security and diplomacy in Latin America.

The crisis in Venezuela was the other major issue that focused on the appointment of Araújo and Pompeo, as well as the meeting held by the Brazilian foreign minister with the White House National Security Adviser, John Bolton.

In a message on Twitter, Bolton explained that both spoke about "logistics" to give humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan people, as well as about their "mutual support" to the head of parliament Juan Guaidó, who on January 23 was declared interim president of Venezuela and won recognition, among others, from the USA and Brazil.

The country has already begun sending humanitarian aid packages with food and medicine for the Venezuelan people, a spokesman for the White House told Efe on Saturday.

This weekend, Guaidó announced that a "national and international coalition" of humanitarian assistance had been formed for Venezuela with points to distribute food and medicines in Cúcuta (Colombia) and Brazil, as well as on an island in the Caribbean, although he did not specify which one.

The entry this important aid through a humanitarian corridor may require the presence of troops, whether American or from another Latin American country.

The Group of Lima, integrated among others by Brazil and Colombia, agreed on Monday not to consider the military option to force the exit of the presidency of Nicolás Maduro, who took office on January 10 as a result of elections held in May and questioned by the international community. 


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