National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan traveled to Brasilia, Brazil on Monday, December 5 for meetings with senior representatives of the Brazilian government and members of the incoming administration of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Sullivan was accompanied by senior officials from the National Security Council and State Department.
Mr. Sullivan met with Secretary for Strategic Affairs Admiral Flávio Rocha to express appreciation for the progress in the U.S.-Brazil relationship and reinforce the long-term, strategic nature of the U.S.-Brazil partnership.
Mr. Sullivan also met with President-elect Lula and members of his transition team, during which he congratulated the President-elect on his election victory and discussed the importance of keeping open channels of communication between the two countries during the transition. The leaders also discussed how the United States and Brazil can continue to work together to address common challenges, including combatting climate change, safeguarding food security, promoting inclusion, democracy, international peace and stability, and managing regional migration. During the meeting, Mr. Sullivan extended an invitation on behalf of President Biden for President-elect Lula to visit Washington.