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U.S.'s Austin says Brazil defense minister told him military focused on transparent election

U.S.'s Austin says Brazil defense minister told him military focused on transparent election

Reuters · 07/27/2022 12:13
U.S.'s Austin says Brazil defense minister told him military focused on transparent election

- U.S. President Joe Biden's defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, on Wednesday said Brazil's defense minister told him that his country's armed forces were focused on providing security to ensure a "safe, secure and transparent" election in October.

"The Brazilian minister of defense commented that he was very much focused on providing security to ensure that they were able to conduct a safe and secure and transparent election," Austin told reporters after attending a hemispheric meeting of defense ministers in Brasilia.


(Reporting by Phil Stewart)

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