John Bolton meets Brazil's elect Jair Bolsonaro. Photograph:( Others )
Bolton described the meeting, which included members of Bolsonaro's national security team, as 'wide-ranging' and 'very productive.'
US President Donald Trump has invited Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to the United States, National Security Advisor John Bolton tweeted on Thursday following a meeting with the right-wing former army captain, who takes office in January.
Enjoyed a wide-ranging, very productive discussion w/ Brazil’s President-elect Bolsonaro & his national security team. I extended an invitation from Pres. Trump for @JairBolsonaro to visit the US. We look forward to a dynamic partnership w/ Brazil. pic.twitter.com/KrGF7mYDaA— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) November 29, 2018
Bolton described the meeting, which included members of Bolsonaro's national security team, as "wide-ranging" and "very productive."
Bolsonaro is an admirer of the US president and, like Trump, took the political establishment by surprise when he won office in October, riding a wave of anger against traditional politicians.
He has vowed to sweep out corruption, crack down on crime and align Brazil closely with the United States in a shift towards conservative nationalism.
Bolsonaro has threatened to follow Trump's lead and pull Brazil out of the Paris climate agreement, despite having the world's biggest rainforest in the Amazon.
(With inputs from Reuters)