The US is “seriously considering” Brazil’s membership in NATO or another Alliance. This was stated by the American leader Donald Trump, reports FreeNews. In addition, he said that he supported the country’s desire to join the Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD).
“We are very seriously considering it, whether it’s NATO or something else that is connected with the Union”, Trump said at a meeting with the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro in Washington. Trump also noted that the relationship between the US and Brazil “has never been so close”.
Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow will study “what was really said by trump on the possible accession of Brazil to NATO”.
NATO is made up of 29 countries, mostly located in Europe. In addition to European countries, the block includes two countries from North America-the USA and Canada. Countries from other continents are not part of the Alliance. However, there is the term “main ally outside NATO”, which refers to States that support the United States, but are not part of this military bloc. For example, Australia, Japan, Argentina and others.
OECD is an international economic organization of developed countries that recognize the principles of democracy and free market economy. It includes more than 35 countries. In 2007, negotiations began on Russia’s accession to the OECD. However, this process was suspended in 2014.
Earlier, the US President’s special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said that Russia has benefited from the expansion of NATO to the East after the collapse of the USSR. According to him, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania do not pose threats to the security of Moscow. He expressed hope that Russia will not show a negative reaction to Ukraine’s integration into NATO, stressing that Ukraine’s accession to the military Alliance is a long question and now Kiev hardly meets NATO requirements.