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Monday, October 27, 2014

SECRETARY KERRY'S STATEMENT ON BRAZIL'S ELECTIONS

FROM:  U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT 
Elections in Brazil
Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 27, 2014

I congratulate President Dilma Rousseff on her hard-fought victory, and we particularly congratulate the Brazilian people and electoral officials on another successful election marked by extraordinary participation and energetic debate. We look forward to continuing to work with President Rousseff and her administration to strengthen our shared aspirations and advance our bilateral relationship.

This is a vital relationship for the hemisphere and for the world. It’s a strategic relationship bigger than any differences. Representing the two largest democracies and economies in the hemisphere, our partnership reflects scores of common interests, whether it’s confronting the Ebola crisis, promoting peace and security in Haiti, increasing educational exchanges, supporting the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, and continuing to support deeper business and commercial relationships that strengthen job-creating trade and investment. If we both make this relationship the priority it can and must be, our cooperation and commitment will only continue to deepen.