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Köhler congratulates Brazil’s President-Elect

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
January 2002
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On October 28, IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler extended his congratulations and best wishes to Brazil’s President-Elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The election, he said, affirms Brazil’s vibrant democracy and presents “an historical opportunity to meet the economic and social aspirations of the people of Brazil.” Citing the organization’s close working relationship with Brazil, Köhler also said that the IMF’s management and staff look forward in the coming months to working with the new government “to help create the conditions that would lead to sustained growth in Brazil.” In a letter to President-Elect da Silva, he added that he hoped to meet with the President-Elect and his economic team at the first convenient opportunity.

The full text of News Brief 02/109 is available on the IMF’s website (

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