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“It is an issue that can not be left out of the bilateral US-Brazil agenda” Patriota told reporters earlier this week.
A statement from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry said Kerry and Patriota would also examine the main issues of the bilateral, regional and global agendas when they meet on August 13.
Relations between the two countries were strained when Brazilian daily O Globo published US spying reports in July. Brazil has said it is not yet satisfied by the American explanations on the issue.
“The privacy of citizens and the sovereignty of countries cannot be infringed in the name of security,” President Rousseff said in July.
The trip is Kerry’s first visit to a Southern American country as a top US diplomat and will be used as a preparatory meeting for the upcoming summit between President Dilma Rousseff and her US counterpart Barack Obama in October.
Patriota said Rousseff’s trip “is confirmed, for the time being,” adding that “we are going to keep a specific dialogue with the US to discuss the spying allegations through the appropriate channels.”