WASHINGTON – President Obama will roll out the red carpet to welcome Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, for an official state visit this fall.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says Rousseff's Oct. 23 visit will also include the first state dinner of Obama's second term.
Rousseff's visit was announced Wednesday while Vice President Joe Biden is in Brazil, his last stop on a six-day swing through Latin America and the Caribbean to boost trade, security and diplomatic relations. Biden's schedule includes a meeting Friday with Rousseff.
Carney says Obama is looking forward to welcoming Rousseff on her return visit and to their discussions on a range of issues important to their countries.
Rousseff and Obama met at the White House in April 2012, and during Obama's visit to Brazil two years ago.