rpt-Obama, Rousseff to make up missed White House visit on Tuesday

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WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are set to meet at the White House on Tuesday during a visit aimed at both bolstering economic ties and turning the page on a spying scandal.

The two leaders will follow a morning meeting in the Oval Office with a joint news conference at 12:05 p.m. EDT (1605 GMT), the White House said.

Rousseff originally had accepted Obama's invitation for a formal state visit in October 2013, but skipped that visit after revelations from Edward Snowden that the United States had spied on Rousseff and other Brazilians.

There was no sign of remaining tension when Rousseff arrived in Washington on Monday. Obama greeted her with a hug, then took her into his motorcade for an impromptu visit to a memorial for civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

"This is the stone of hope," Obama told her, and pointed out King's most famous quotes inscribed in the monument's wall.

The two leaders then met for a working dinner at the White House.

It was another sign the two leaders have put the Snowden affair behind them.

"Obviously, we recognize that the U.S.-Brazil relationship went through a turbulent patch after the disclosures that took place related to U.S. intelligence activities a couple of years ago," said Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser.   Continuación...