US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo phoned Brazil’s President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro today (Oct. 29). In the talk, Pompeo congratulated Bolsonaro for his victory and reiterated his interest in building a partnership with Brazil aiming at the economic development and the preservation of human rights.
In a note released by the US State Department, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that Pompeo and Bolsonaro agreed that humanitarian concerns over Venezuela and the fight against transnational crime should be treated as priorities.
“They discussed collaboration in priority matters of foreign policy, and ways to strengthen economic ties between the US and Brazil—the two biggest economist in the Western Hemisphere.”
The note adds that Pompeo “reinforced the vibrant US–Brazil partnership based on our mutual commitment to promote security, democracy, economic prosperity, and human rights.”