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NATO Chief Says Brazil, Other Latin American Countries Could Become 'Partners'

NATO Chief Says Brazil, Other Latin American Countries Could Become 'Partners' by David Brunnstrom – Reuters

NATO can look at the possibility of other Latin American states joining Colombia in becoming alliance partners, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, while appearing to rule out U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Brazil could one day become a full member of the North Atlantic security body.

"Until 2017, NATO didn’t have any partners in Latin America and then in 2017 we got our first partner, which was Colombia, and to be a close partner of NATO is something that is good for NATO and the partner country," the NATO leader told Reuters in an interview ahead of a NATO ministerial meeting in Washington.

"So of course, it is a possibility to look into the possibility of having also other countries in Latin America become partners which then provides a platform, a framework for close political and practical cooperation," he said…

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