Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar congratulates Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff on her re-election
I take this opportunity to congratulate Her Excellency, President Dilma Rousseff, on her re-election to the Presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
On October 26th, President Dilma emerged victorious out of what many around the world described as the most acerbic election campaign since Brazil’s return to democracy. Consequently, I applaud President Dilma’s determination and devotion to fairness and democracy.
I harbour no doubts that Her Excellency will continue to steer her country towards a brighter future. President Dilma has recommitted herself to be a “much better President” and I truly believe that all leaders should be reminded of this need to rededicate oneself to service.
I hope that the unwavering courage she displayed throughout her tenure thus far continues and strengthens her so that she may implement the reforms which her country requires.
During our 49 years of diplomatic relations, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago have cooperated on several matters including technical, scientific and cultural corporation and trade.
More recently, we have engaged in discussions related to agriculture, diplomatic training, tertiary education and technical research.
Several matters on our bilateral agenda, such as Brazil’s support of Trinidad and Tobago’s bid to host the Secretariat of the Arms Trade Treaty, have reinforced the cooperation and productivity of our relationship.
With President Rousseff again at the helm, I look forward to more years of mutual progress between our two nations.
On behalf of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, I extend warm congratulations and best wishes to President Rousseff as she resumes office.
October 29, 2014