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Energy

The United States seeks to be a strategic energy partner to Brazil, which recently discovered major new offshore oil reserves. Obama said the United States wants to be one of Brazil's "best customers" when the oil starts flowing.

Both nations also will increase cooperation on producing bio fuels with a specific separate agreement to team up on developing bio fuels for aviation.

Infrastructure

Washington will provide $1 billion in financing for infrastructure projects in Brazil's oil sector via the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Other financing will go toward joint projects between U.S. and Brazilian companies in third countries, mainly in Africa.

A separate deal will seek to improve cooperation on infrastructure and security at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, which Brazil will host.

Trade and economic cooperation agreement, TECA

The countries signed a Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement, or TECA, which establishes a road map for future trade negotiations. The deal has been a major goal of diplomats for years, but progress was halted in 2010 when relations between the United States and Brazil soured over Iran.

UN Security Council reform

The leaders agreed the U.N. Security Council should undergo modest expansion. Brazilians had been hopeful Obama would voice clear support for their campaign for a permanent council seat but the statement instead offered more timid appreciation from Obama for these aspirations.

Financial reforms; Doha trade talks

International financial institutions should be modernized to reflect changes in the world economy, a joint statement said. There should be more transparency in commodity markets and improved regulation of price-setting mechanisms. The presidents expressed strong commitment to the conclusion of the Doha round of trade talks at the World Trade Organization.

Space

The two nations signed a deal on cooperation for peaceful uses of outer space and proposed a working group to collaborate on satellite monitoring of Earth. U.S. officials have said they hope to eventually gain greater use of a Brazilian launch facility near the equator


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