The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, travels this Thursday to Washington for his meeting the next day with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, with whom he will discuss “actions for peace in the world and against the fake news“, Lula announced on his Twitter account upon leaving Brasilia.
“Good morning. Today I am going to the United States, where I will meet with President Joe Biden at the White House. We want to build relations of association and growth between our countries, for the development of our region, to discuss actions for peace in the world and against fake news“, tweeted the Brazilian head of state next to a video where he is seen climbing the stairs of the plane that would bring him to the US.
The meeting will take place after Biden expressed his support for Lula after the followers attack of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to public institutions in the South American capital, on January 8, seven days after the veteran ruler’s inauguration. The US president had already guest in December at Lula to visit him in Washington.
“Leaving for the United States to meet President Biden. Until my return on Saturday, [el vicepresidente] Geraldo Alckmin remains in the presidency. Good job!” Lula posted on her official Twitter account.
Lula, of leftist tendency, assumed the presidency of Brazil for the third time on January 1, after defeating then-president Jair Bolsonaro in a close election weighed down by the specter of “fake news” and mistrust in the electoral process, encouraged by supporters of Bolsonaro’s far-right .
The Bolsonaristas’ attack on Congress, the Planalto Palace and the country’s Supreme Court just two days after the anniversary of the attack on capitol of the US by followers of former President Donald Trump, provoked an immediate reaction from Biden, who described as “unacceptable” the events in Brasilia.
In a joint statement, the White House and the Planalto Palace reported that both leaders spoke by phone and that Biden “conveyed the unwavering support of the United States for democracy in Brazil and the free will of the Brazilian people.” He also condemned “the violence and the attack on democratic institutions and the peaceful transfer of power” when referring to the attack in Brasilia.
Both leaders “committed to working closely together on the issues facing the United States and Brazil, including climate change, economic development, and peace and security,” the statement concluded.
At the moment it has not been revealed if both leaders talked about the presence in Florida of Jair Bolsonaro, who was not at Lula’s inauguration and has requested a visitor visa for six months In the USA.
Source: VOA Español