Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Brazil to attend the inauguration of President-elect Dilma Rousseff on January 1, 2011.
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley said, "Brazil is an essential partner in the hemisphere and the world, and the United States is committed to deepening our relationship on a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global issues with Brazil's government and people. The United States looks forward to working with President-elect Rousseff and her administration to advance these and other shared goals."
You can read Assistant Secretary Crowley's complete statement here.