Trump to designate Brazil as a “Major Non-NATO ally”

US President Donald Trump hosted Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro at the White House, on Tuesday .The leaders of the two largest economies in the Western Hemisphere held a joint press conference after a private meeting.

During the press meeting US President congratulated Bolsonaro on the October election victory.

The right-wing league discussed mutual priorities, including the Venezuela crisis. “Along with the United States, Brazil was one of the first nations to recognize Venezuela’s legitimate Interim President, Juan Guaidó”, Trump said.

The US President further said that he intends to make Brazil a major Non-NATO ally or a NATO ally. According to President Trump this will greatly advance security and cooperation between the US and Brazil.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) , also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries

 

By: Kgothatso Nkanyane

 

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