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(CMC) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is looking forward to maintaining and strengthening its relationship with Brazil as it congratulated the South American country’s new head of state.
“Our bonds have been strengthened and facilitated by political engagements at the highest levels. The Community looks forward to maintaining and strengthening the relationship and the goodwill and cooperation which characterise CARICOM–Brazil relations,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in a congratulatory message to President Jair Bolsonaro, who assumed office a week ago.
In his message, LaRocque said that “your election to your country’s highest office attests to the confidence of the Brazilian electorate in your leadership”.
“The people of Brazil have entrusted you with the critical task of leading the country on its continued path to sustained socio-economic development,” LaRocque said, noting that the 15-member grouping “highly values the close and friendly relationship that it has forged with Brazil over the years”.
LaRocque told the Brazilian president that the Caribbean Community extended its “best wishes” to him and his administration “for a successful term of office as you lead your People to new levels of development and prosperity”.
Bolsonaro, a retired military officer, is the country’s 38th head of state.