President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva On Monday, they were invited to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP27), which will take place in November in Egypt. The proposal was made by the event’s hosts, the Egyptian authorities. Diplomats considered this gesture as a clear message that the international community no longer wants Jair Bolsonaro As an interviewer, although officially the Brazilian delegation to the event is the one sent by the current president.
In a statement, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi congratulated Lula on his victory and said he wanted to cooperate with the new Brazilian head of state. But he also revealed that he invited the president-elect to COP27.
“I believe that Brazil is able to play a positive and constructive role during the summit to promote climate action at the international level,” the Egyptian president wrote and hosted one of this year’s major diplomatic events.
If Lula accepts, the Brazilian will create a huge embarrassment towards President Jair Bolsonaro. But behind the scenes, many remember that the current Brazilian president did not even go to the climate summit in 2021, when the event was held in Glasgow. At that moment, he was one of the rare leaders who didn’t Travel to Scotland.
Lula’s team members also revealed that the president-elect’s foreign agenda will be guided by the climate issue, including overcoming the credibility crisis that the country is currently experiencing. He does not rule out the possibility of Brazil hosting an international conference on this subject.
After weeks of elaborate coordination, Western democracies were quick to congratulate Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on his victory, through telegrams and messages on social media late Sunday night. The goal was to create a medical collar that would prevent Jair Bolsonaro from repeating a strategy Donald Trump questioning the integrity of the elections.
By congratulating Lula, what Biden, Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Schultz and many others have done is to signal that they trust the electoral process and the results of electronic voting machines. But there is a second message: from now on, they realize that the legitimate power in Brazil lies in Lula.
International entities have also expressed themselves, such as the Organization of American States.
Bolsonaro’s impeachment was completed on Monday when Brazil’s biggest allies outside the West – China and Russia – made clear that they wanted broad partnerships with Lula.
So, in less than 24 hours, a kind of health cordon has been established, while Lula’s advisers note that the search for the elected president by governments and international entities has exploded.
One such example is the United Nations Climate Conference in Egypt. UOL has found that foreign delegations are sending additional negotiators so that they have the task of searching for the Brazilian transition team to begin negotiating new understandings.
The waiting list to speak with Lula of Brazil, according to diplomats, already fills an extensive agenda.
Among Europeans, there was still hope that Bolsonaro would allow a transition team or even Lula to go to the G-20 summit, which will be held in November in Indonesia. But within Itamaraty, the possibility is seen as “impossible”.
However, in the G-20, Brazilian diplomats already admit that if Bolsonaro goes, it will be difficult to organize any kind of meeting for the defeated president. Especially if you maintain an attitude of not admitting defeat and start the transition process.
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