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Cablegate: 2008 U.S.-Brazil Political-Military Consultations

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UNCLAS STATE 020259

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SENSITIVE
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MAS PREL PTER BR
SUBJECT: 2008 U.S.-BRAZIL POLITICAL-MILITARY CONSULTATIONS
AGENDA

SUMMARY
-------

1. (SBU) Department requests Embassy deliver to the
Government of Brazil's (GOB) Ministry of External Relations
(MRE) the proposed United States-Brazil Political-Military
Consultations agenda in paragraph four. Department further
requests GOB confirmation of the proposed April 15 date for
pol-mil consultations in Brasilia. End Summary.


OBJECTIVES
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2. (SBU) Department requests Embassy pursue the following
objectives:

-- Deliver the proposed United States-Brazil
Political-Military Bilateral Consultations agenda to
appropriate MRE interlocutors.

-- Review individual agenda topics with MRE interlocutors and
communicate to Washington any initial questions or concerns
MRE interlocutors may have.

-- Request coordinated GOB response to proposed agenda by no
later than Friday, March 14.

-- Confirm proposed date of April 15, 2008, for United
States-Brazil Pol-Mil Consultations in Brasilia.


REPORTING DEADLINE
------------------

3. (U) Embassy should report results of efforts by cable to
PM Acting Assistant Secretary Stephen Mull by no later than
Tuesday, March 18.


U.S.-BRAZIL POLITICAL-MILITARY CONSULTATIONS AGENDA
--------------------------------------------- ------

4. (SBU) The proposed agenda topics are followed in
parenthesis by suggested government lead on topics.

OPENING REMARKS
---------------
-Brazilian Foreign Policy and National Defense Goals (GOB)
-United States Foreign Policy and National Defense Goals (USG)

SECURITY COOPERATION ENABLERS
-----------------------------
-Defense Cooperation Agreement (GOB)
-General Security of Military Information Agreement (USG)
-Status of Forces Agreement (GOB)
-Master Information Exchange Agreement (USG)

DEFENSE PLANNING AND PARTNERSHIP
--------------------------------
-Brazilian Defense Reform (GOB)
-Defense Industry Cooperation and Information Exchange (USG)
-Defense Technology Transfer and Security (USG)

REGIONAL SECURITY
-----------------
-Andean Security Concerns (USG)
-Transnational Security Threats (GOB)
-Peacekeeping (GOB)

GLOBAL SECURITY CHALLENGES
--------------------------
-Proliferation Security Initiative (USG)
-Export Control Cooperation (USG)


POINT OF CONTACT
----------------
5. (SBU) Please contact PM/RSAT Jeff Burnett, (202)647-9146,
BurnettJC@state.sgov.gov, for any needed additional
background information.
RICE

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