National Security Advisor to the Government United States of americaJake Sullivan will arrive in Brazil next Thursday for a series of meetings with representatives of the Brazilian government, with an agenda that includes atmosphere and auction 5G Should be the main topic.
In a note delivered by the US Embassy in Brasilia, National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horn explained that “the delegation will discuss opportunities to strengthen the Brazil-US strategic partnership, improve regional stability, advance climate goals, collaborate with digital Will meet with leaders to discuss infrastructure, and help pave the way for recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Despite pressure from the new government of Democrat Joe Biden to be more prudent, the US position to block the entry of Chinese 5G equipment into Latin America – in Brazil in particular – remains and, with the close of technology auctions in Brazil, the window Closed for any effect.
Under pressure from operators already using Chinese equipment, the government did not ban the use of Huawei content in regular 5G networks, but in the auction notice created a private network for the federal government and security services, which was to be financed . Companies, which will not be able to use Chinese equipment.
However, the decision does not respond to the US intention, as in the Trump administration, to see Chinese banned from the system.
Another topic that will enter Sullivan’s talks with the Brazilian government is the environment. The Brazilian government is negotiating a funding deal with the United States for environmental work, but the posture of former minister Ricardo Salles, who left the government two months ago, has sparked outrage.
At the moment, the Biden administration’s special climate envoy, John Kerry, is talking more with governors — with whom he met last week to discuss potential funding for state programs to combat deforestation — than federal with the government.