Canada congratulates Brazilians following presidential election


October 29, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the presidential election in Brazil:

“Canada congratulates the tens of millions of Brazilians who exercised their democratic rights by casting votes in the presidential election on October 28. Their participation is a testament to the strong democratic convictions of the people of Brazil.

“Canada and Brazil enjoy a deep relationship. This is evidenced by the third Canada-Brazil Strategic Partnership Dialogue that took place in Ottawa on October 23, 2018; numerous relationships between people and businesses; as well as by our close cooperation on security and defence, agriculture, education, technology and innovation.

“We look forward to advancing negotiations toward an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement between Canada and Mercosur countries, and continuing to promote democratic values and human rights.”


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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