Michel Temer congratulates Trump on victory in the US
The election of Republican businessman Donald Trump will not 'change anything' in the institutional relations between Brazil and the United States of America. President of the Republic Michel Temer pointed out that this is a State-to-State relationship.
"The Brazil-US relationship is institutional, between the two States", said Temer, highlighting the fact that both countries have a democratic tradition.
In his letter, Temer expressed the Brazilian government’s wish to work together with the new administration in Washington ‘for the mutual benefit of our peoples’.
The Brazilian president highlighted the historical relationship between Brazil and the United States, which is characterised by a high degree of intensity and diversity at government level, but also in the ties that unite both countries' societies and business communities in a wide range of fields.
It was recalled that both countries have a long-standing partnership under the commercial focus and that USA is the second largest trading partner with Brazil. The President reiterated the interest in attracting North American investments for the 34 concessions of Growth Project (Projeto Crescer, in the Portuguese acronym).
In September of this year, Michel Temer announced the investments opportunities to North American businessmen in a New York meeting.
“We are open to the input of foreign capital that can combine with the national capital. For us, it’s important to have investments from the United States and so many other countries here in Brazil. It is important for the main focus of our government that is to gradually extinguish the unemployment”, said Temer.
Please read below the full text of the letter:
Brasilia, 9 November 2016
Mr. Donald J. Trump
President-elect of the United States of America
I congratulate you on your election for President of the United States.
Brazil and the United States are two great democracies that share common values and have maintained strong ties in several domains throughout history. I am sure that we will work together to develop even closer friendship and cooperation ties between our peoples.
I wish you full success in the Government of the United States
President of the Federative Republic of Brazil