Congratulations from President Lula da Silva to Gordon Brown
28 June 2007
The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP,
"Dear Prime Minister,
On behalf of the Brazilian people and my own, do accept my warmest congratulations on taking office as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I wish you much success in the task of leading the Labour Party and the British people with the same competence and dedication that you showed in your years as the Chancellor of the Exchequer. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the close and ties between Brazil and the United Kingdom. I am certain that under your leadership the United Kingdom will be contributing to our common goal of fighting poverty, protecting the environment and promoting international co-operation for peace, security and prosperity in the world. May I also personally wish you and your family much happiness in all of your endeavours.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
President of the Federative Republic of Brazil"