Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff said she plans to accept an invitation from President Obama to visit the United States as early as this year, the latest sign both countries are moving to overcome a diplomatic spat over National Security Agency spying.
Rousseff, 67, said that she will discuss the details of the visit with Obama at the April 10-11 Summit of the Americas in Panama. The Brazilian president canceled a planned state visit to Washington in 2013 after allegations that the United States was spying on the country.
Industry and Trade Minister Armando Monteiro traveled to Washington last month in an effort to eliminate trade barriers and boost business opportunities, saying the U.S. is a priority for Brazil.
Renewed emphasis on the U.S. market coincides with an economic slowdown in Brazil. - Bloomberg News