Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 1, 2012


Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas M. Countryman will travel to Brazil from March 4-5 to meet with senior Brazilian Government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament issues. A key focus of this trip is the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit process and updates on arms control issues, such as the implementation of the New START Treaty.

Brazil is an important global partner that shares common arms control and nonproliferation goals. We appreciate Brazil’s leadership, both regionally and internationally, and we look forward to collaborating further in dealing with the important nonproliferation and disarmament challenges.

Learn more about the State Department’s arms control and nonproliferation policies at: www.state.gov/t

For updates, follow Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller on Twitter @Gottemoeller.

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PRN: 2012/313