Shortly after Bolsonaro took office in January, however, Engel and other Democrats sent a letter calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to condemn the new president's open hostility towards democracy and the rights of Brazil's LGBT community and indigenous population.
"I admire President Donald Trump", Bolsonaro said, before the two leaders exchanged gifts of soccer jerseys with one another's names on the backs.
"For the first time in a while, a pro-America Brazilian president arrives in DC", Bolsonaro tweeted in Portuguese as he arrived Sunday.
A half-dozen ministers joined Bolsonaro during his three-day visit to Washington.
Speaking to Russian media, Mr. Ryabkov emphasised the need for dialogue with the USA but warned Washington against any military intervention.
CNBC reported that the space technology safeguard agreement also would bring USA companies one step closer to launching from Brazil.
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Bolsonaro was a friendly face for Trump at the press conference, also proclaiming that the American President would, without a doubt, win again in 2020. Given their respective preference for tough-talk and mutual admiration, the joint appearance is particularly eagerly awaited. Both are fierce critics of Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
The official, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, noted that Brazil has a close relationship with Venezuela's military and may be able to serve as a go-between with the security forces that continue to support Maduro.
Both men have promised to move their respective embassies in Israel to Jerusalem, and hold a mutual skepticism towards multilateralism.
A senior member of Bolsonaro's economic team said last week Brazil did not expect the USA government to announce support for its bid to join the OECD during Bolsonaro's visit.
In an interview with Fox News Monday, Mr Bolsonaro said he supported Mr Trump's immigration policies and his efforts to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.
The Brazilian president, who arrived in the country with half a dozen ministers and a goal of expanding trade and diplomatic co-operation between the two largest economies in the Western Hemisphere, also made an unusual visit to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Monday.
At the end of the press event President Trump walked over to President Bolsonaro and shook his hand.
The two leaders are also discussing their mutual support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognized as Venezuela's legitimate leader by most Western countries, including the United States and Brazil. "There's also an opportunity here where they can be very good interlocutors".
Trump warned on Tuesday that the United States could impose "a lot tougher" sanctions on Venezuela as he urged the country's military to depose leftist leader Nicolas Maduro.