Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 27, 2012

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro will host the 2012 U.S.-Brazil Political-Military Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State on February 28-29, 2012.

The U.S.-Brazil Political-Military Dialogue reflects our shared commitment to strengthen bilateral defense and security relations. This meeting will review opportunities for cooperation in advance of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s visit to Washington and meeting with President Obama on April 9.

The dialogue will cover a broad array of political military topics including continuing efforts to enhance partnerships in security cooperation, joint engagements and exchanges, defense trade, and peacekeeping, as well as technology transfer, counter-piracy, and cyber security.

PRN: 2012/292