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Brazilian President to Visit U.S. Southern Command

By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs

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WHAT: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will take part in a historic visit to U.S. Southern Command. The visit will include the signing of a bilateral agreement.

WHO: U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2020.

• Press equipment (Cameras, photography, laptops and tablets) arrival and set up 6-6:30 a.m. Press equipment entry closes promptly at 6:30 a.m. for security sweeps. No equipment will be allowed into the Media Room once security sweeps are completed.

• The arrival time for journalists bringing smaller equipment, such as cell phones, small audio recorders and notepads, is 8:30-9 a.m.

• President Bolsonaro’s visit will begin at 10 a.m. 

WHERE: Gate 2, SOUTHCOM headquarters, 9301 NW 33rd St., Doral, Fla. 33172 (the gate is the second entrance west of the Miami Herald building).

WHY: This is the first time a Brazilian President visits U.S. Southern Command. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet with U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, as well as other command leaders to discuss the growing defense-cooperation partnership between Brazil and the United States. During the visit, the U.S. and Brazil will sign a bilateral Agreement on Research Development, Test, and Evaluation Projects that will expand opportunities for both countries to collaborate and share information on the development of new defense capabilities.

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PRESS RSVP AND CREDENTIALING INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit media RSVPs to southcom.miami.sc-cc.list.cmd-public-affairs@mail.mil or call 305-437-1205 | 305-586-3657. Provide names, affiliations, titles, and contact information no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020. RSVPs will be confirmed via email reply. For security reasons, journalists will be required to display their newsroom-issued credentials while covering this event.

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