Trump says he intends to designate Brazil as 'maybe a NATO ally'

by Reuters
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:13 GMT

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he plans to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally "or maybe a NATO ally."

Speaking at a joint White House news conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Trump said: "As I told President Bolsonaro, I also intend to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally - or ... maybe a NATO ally. I'll have to talk to a lot of people but maybe a NATO ally - which will greatly advance security and cooperation between our countries." (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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