Jonathan congratulates Brazilian president on reelection

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday congratulated President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil on her victory in Sunday’s final round of her country’s presidential elections.

According to a statement by his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, Mr. Jonathan received the news of Mrs. 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.

Mr. Abati said Nigeria looked forward to working with Mrs. Rousseff’s government to expand and further enhance existing relation with Brazil, especially in the area of trade and economic relations, for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries.

Mrs. Rousseff’s second term begins on January 1, 2015.

Mr. Jonathan also congratulated the people of Brazil for their unwavering commitment to democracy and its processes which has produced a peaceful and acceptable outcome in the very keenly contested elections.

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