Brasilia, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has delayed her official visit to the United Status, originally scheduled for October 23, due to the fact that she has not received any concrete answers from Washington regarding its espionage activities against citizens of this country.
“Given the proximity of the State visit scheduled for Washington – and due to the lack of an opportune investigation of the facts, with the corresponding explanations and the commitment to cease such intercepting activity – conditions are not propitious for a visit on the date previously set,” said a note released by the Presidency.
The note explains that the Brazilian President and her U.S. peer Barack Obama, spoke yesterday by phone and decided to postpone the trip.
Brazil understands the importance and diversity of bilateral relations based on mutual respect and confidence, but considers illegal interference in the communications and data of citizens and companies to be a serious threat to sovereignty and individual rights, indicates the text.
“It is an activity incompatible with democratic coexistence between friendly countries,” says the release.
The Brazilian government expects that once the espionage issue is resolved and the country receives concrete answers, the State visit will take place as soon as possible, with an eye toward taking strategic relations to even higher levels,” concludes the note.
The decision was made after Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado met with U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Washington and did not receive a clear written answer regarding the spying on Rousseff, her advisers and the Petrobras oil company.
Modificado el ( martes, 17 de septiembre de 2013 )