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Lower house speaker conveys Putin’s greetings to Brazil’s new president

Jair Bolsonaro and Vyacheslav Volodin also spoke out in favor of further developing bilateral ties

BRASILIA, January 2. /TASS/. Speaker of Russia’s State Duma (lower house of parliament) Vyacheslav Volodin has conveyed greetings and congratulations from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro who took oath of office on Tuesday.

"During the new president’s meeting with the heads of the delegations, which arrived to take part in the inauguration ceremony, Bolsonaro had a conversation with State Duma Speaker Volodin, during which the State Duma Chairman conveyed congratulations and greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin," the State Duma’s press service told reporters.

Bolsonaro responded by thanking Volodin and asked to convey his greetings to Putin.

Brazil’s president and State Duma Speaker also spoke out in favor of further developing bilateral ties.

Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony who won the runoff election on October 28, 2018, was held on Tuesday, January 1. The mandate of the politician representing the conservative Social Liberal Party will expire on December 31, 2022.

Volodin earlier met in Brasilia with speaker of the lower house of the Brazilian parliament Rodrigo Maia and speaker of the lower house of the Spanish parliament, Ana Maria Pastor Julian.