Brazil May Become NATO's Second Global Partner in Latin America, Reports Say
© AP Photo / Eraldo PeresBrazilian Marines take part in a military training in the Formosa Training Camp, in the state of Goias, north of Brasilia, Brazil, Oct. 29, 2014. File photo
© AP Photo / Eraldo Peres
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed with Brazilian defence minister Walter Braga Neto the prospects of Brazil’s joining NATO global partnership initiative during his first visit to the country, the Brazilian Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported.
Sullivan raised the issue of granting Brazil a NATO global partner status while discussing defence and security with Braga Neto on Thursday. The precondition necessary to fulfil before Brazil becomes a NATO partner is abandoning Chinese 5G technologies, supplied by Huawei. This supplier is labelled unreliable by the US, which hinders cooperation on security communications, Folha de Sao Paulo said.
NATO Global Partnership initiative comprises 9 countries across the globe, including Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, which cooperate with NATO members to resolve emerging security challenges and contribute to the bloc’s operations either militarily or in some other way. Colombia is the only nation in Latin America to have been granted the status.