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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

The Vice President and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff spoke by phone this afternoon to review preparations for her June 29th-30th visit to Washington. The Vice President conveyed that President Obama’s invitation was a reflection of our commitment to deliver on the enormous potential of the U.S.-Brazil partnership for the benefit of the American people and the people of Brazil. The Vice President praised President Rousseff for her leadership in developing a comprehensive agenda to advance cooperation on various issues, including defense, trade, education, and science and technology. He also emphasized the importance of working with Brazil and other partners to produce a robust Paris climate agreement in December and the economic importance of facilitating travel between the United States and Brazil.