Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is set to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House next month. The meeting is expected to take place in the first week of June.
The meeting will be the first between the two leaders since President Biden took office in January. The two leaders are expected to discuss a range of topics, including trade, the fight against climate change, and regional security.
The meeting will come after the U.S. and Brazil recently reached a trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on a range of American and Brazilian products. The agreement is expected to provide a boost to both countries’ economies.
The meeting will also come at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and Brazil over the latter’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its lack of action on climate change. President Biden has been critical of Brazil’s handling of the pandemic, while Brazil has criticized the U.S. for not providing sufficient assistance to help Brazil combat the virus.
The meeting is expected to help the two countries work to find common ground on these issues, and to strengthen their bilateral relations.