Prime Minister Congratulates Dilma Rousseff

– I congratulate Dilma Rousseff with the election victory in Brazil. It is a historic event that Brazil now has its first female president. I look forward to a good working relationship with her, "said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Stoltenberg also noted that Brazil is the most important partner of Norway in Latin America and the relationship between two countries is undergoing rapid and positive development. He also said that he hopes relationship will be further strengthened in the following years.

The Prime Minister, referring to the climate and the Norwegian forest cooperation efforts and the large Norwegian investments in Brazil, especially in the oil and maritime sectors, affirmed his hopes for the future.

– Our cooperation is based on common values, goals and interests, "the Prime Minister in his congratulatory letter to Brazil's newly elected president.

Who is Dilma Rousself

Dilma Vana Rousseff is an economist, politician and President-elect of Brazil. She was appointed Chief of Staff by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in June 2005, becoming the first woman to assume the position.

The daughter of a Bulgarian immigrant and a schoolteacher, Rousseff was raised in an upper middle class household in Belo Horizonte. She became a socialist during her youth, and following the 1964 coup d'état joined left-wing urban guerrilla groups that fought against the military dictatorship. Rousseff was captured and jailed between 1970 and 1972 and reportedly tortured.

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