October 29, 2018 / 8:56 PM / 4 months ago

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

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the press before boarding his plane at Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico, October 19, 2018. Brendan Smialowski/Pool/via REUTERS/File Photo

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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