Lagos - President Goodluck Jonathan said the country was looking forward to strengthening relations with Brazil following the re-election of Dilma Rousseff in the Southern American country’s presidential elections.
This was disclosed in a press statement Reuben Abati Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, issued from Abuja.
“On behalf of the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulates President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil on her victory in the final round of her country’s presidential elections,” Jonathan said.
Abati added that President Jonathan received the news of President Rousseff’s re-election with "great delight" in view of the excellent relations and strategic partnership forged between Nigeria and Brazil during her first term in office.
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“As President Rousseff prepares to begin a new term of office on January 1, 2015, Nigeria looks forward to working with her government to expand and further enhance existing relations with Brazil, especially in the area of trade and economic relations, for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries.”
Abati said President Jonathan also applauds President Rousseff’s expressed commitment to working for greater peace, national unity and more reforms in Brazil during her second term.
The President congratulates the people of Brazil for their unwavering commitment to democracy and its processes which have produced a peaceful and acceptable outcome in the very keenly contested elections.
- CAJ News