October 29, 2018 / 2:15 AM / 15 days ago

Trump congratulates Brazil's Bolsonaro on election win

U.S. President Donald Trump points to waiting parents as he and U.S. first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday to congratulate him on his election victory and both men expressed a strong commitment to work together, the White House said.

Trump and Bolsonaro agreed to “work side-by-side to improve the lives of the people of the United States and Brazil, and as regional leaders, of the Americas,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Reporting by Matt Spetalnick, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien

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