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Message Greeting President Quadros of Brazil on the Occasion of His Inauguration.

January 31, 1961

[ Released January 31, 1961 Dated January 27, 1961]

Dear Mr. President:

On the occasion of Your Excellency's inauguration as Chief Executive of our friendly neighbor and wartime ally, the United States of Brazil, I extend to you my warmest personal congratulations and the most sincere good wishes of the people of the United States of America.

Once in twenty years presidential inaugurations in your country and mine occur within days of each other. This year of 1961 is signalized by that happy coincidence. At this time, each of us assumes challenging duties for which he has been freely chosen by his fellow citizens. To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation rounded on Christian ideals and aspiring to common goals of peace and human betterment.

It is my earnest wish, Mr. President, to fortify the spirit of cooperation and mutual esteem which has always marked relations between our countries. In that spirit, let us work together to reinvigorate the alliance of American Republics, recognizing the magnitude of the tasks we face, and confident in the strength of the heritage we share.

Sincerely,

JOHN F. KENNEDY

John F. Kennedy, Message Greeting President Quadros of Brazil on the Occasion of His Inauguration. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234596

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