White House lauds Rousseff's reelection as Brazil's president

White House lauds Rousseff's reelection as Brazil's president

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM
Washington: The White House Monday congratulated Dilma Rousseff on her re-election as Brazil's president, pledging to continue efforts to boost bilateral relationship.

Spokesman Josh Earnest called Brazil "an important partner" for the US, saying, "We are committed to continuing to work with President Rousseff to strengthen our bilateral relationship."

He said in a statement that President Barack Obama "looks forward to" calling Rousseff in the coming days to offer his personal congratulations and discuss increased cooperation on issues like security, human rights, education, energy and trade, Xinhua reported.

Rousseff was reelected Sunday by garnering 51.62 percent of the votes in the run-off election.

Bilateral ties were hurt when Rousseff canceled a planned trip to the US in late October, 2013, in protest against Washington's spying on her and her advisors' private communications.

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