October 29, 2018 / 8:57 PM / 19 days ago

Pompeo discusses Venezuela, economic ties in call with Brazil's Bolsonaro

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed collaboration on Venezuela, tackling transnational crime and ways to strengthen economic ties in a phone call with Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, the State Department said on Monday.

Pompeo congratulated Bolsonaro on his election victory, the department said in a statement.

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Peter Cooney

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