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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised his Brazilian counterpart here Friday that exchanges of goods and services between the two countries will increase but made no mention of a possible bilateral free-trade deal.

"All of Brazil's efforts give the United States great confidence to cooperate in new ways. We're going to grow our trade relationship that already accounts for more than $100 billion annually," Pompeo said at a joint press conference with Ernesto Araujo at the State Department.