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Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 20, 2003


Mechanisms of The Framework for High-Level U.S.-Brazil Consultations

President George W. Bush and President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva agreed today on a framework for high-level consultations and joint working groups across the broad spectrum of areas in which they have decided to institutionalize enhanced cooperation. Mechanism of this framework includes the following:

    • U.S. State Dept and Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations
      -- Political Undersecretary Talks (semiannual);
      -- Political/Military Talks (annual);
      -- Law Enforcement Talks (annual);
      -- Brazil/U.S. Common Agenda on Environment (annual).
    • U.S. Defense Dept and Brazilian Ministry of Defense
      -- Defense Bilateral Working Group;
      -- Joint Staff Talks;
      -- Army Staff Talks;
      -- Navy Staff Talks;
      -- Air Staff Talks.
    • U.S. Treasury Dept and Brazilian Finance Ministry
      -- Brazil/U.S.  Initiative for Economic Growth.
    • U.S. Agriculture Dept and Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture
      -- Consultative Committee on Agriculture.
    • U.S. Trade Representative and Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations
      -- Consultative Mechanism on Trade and Investment (annual).
    • U.S. Dept of Education and Brazilian Ministry of Education
      -- US-Brazil Partnership for Education (annual).
    • U.S. Energy Dept and Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy
      -- Consultative Group on Energy.
    • U.S. Dept of State and Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations/ANATEL
      -- Brazil-U.S. Bilateral Telecommunications Consultation

Released on June 20, 2003

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