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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 28, 2002


Brazil: Elections

The United States congratulates President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his victory in the second round of elections yesterday. Brazil is an important and essential partner in the hemisphere. The United States is committed to continuing its excellent relations with the government and people of Brazil.

We hope to engage Brazilís new leadership at the earliest opportunity, and work together with President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in forging a prosperous, democratic hemisphere based on shared values and mutual respect. The United States and Brazil share many areas of common interest, and we look forward to building a strong partnership with President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his new administration.


Released on October 28, 2002

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