February 1, 2023
Lula's US visit should take place in January, ex-president says - News

Lula’s US visit should take place in January, ex-president says – News

Celso Amorim, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and a member of the technical committee discussing the issue of the replacement committee, reiterated this Tuesday (6th). President-elect Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) It should only happen in January 2023 after the United States takes office.

“I think he is [Lula] I want to go [para os Estados Unidos] This year, but there is a lot to do here, you know, so I think it will be early next year,” said Amorim at the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center (CCBB), the headquarters of the transition team. Brasilia.

“They are [Estados Unidos] sent a qualified interlocutor who largely represented the President’s thinking [norte-americano], not just the company, but it was an interesting conversation. He came with the invitation and it was an honor and we talked about various topics,” Amorim said.

The former minister at a press conference held today, Monday (5). Later this year, Lula himself said he was aware of the difficulties in going to the country under Joe Biden’s command. One of the main hurdles is the proposed amendment of the constitution (PEC) and the definition of prospective ministers.

Prior to the announcement by the ex-president, Lula met US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan, sent by Biden. In addition to the partnership between Brazil and the United States, the meeting’s agenda includes topics such as Lula’s inauguration – which could be attended by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken – and the president-elect’s trip to Washington.

oh President of the United States He was one of the first heads of state to congratulate Lula after his announcement of victory on October 30. Biden spoke with Lula by phone the day after the election and promised to keep communication channels open between the two countries during the transition.

In a statement, the White House said Sullivan congratulated Lula on his election victory and invited the president-elect to visit the US capital.

“Discussed how the United States and Brazil can work together to address common challenges, including combating climate change, protecting food security, promoting inclusiveness, democracy, international peace and stability, and managing regional migration.” , the White House added.

Biden’s envoy also met with Admiral Flavio Rocha, the current Secretary of Strategic Affairs and a confidant of current President Jair Bolsonaro (PL).