The Brazilian president had 4 bilateral meetings this Friday (June 14) and will have two more on Saturday (June 15)

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) is in Italy to participate in the G7 summit (group of the 7 largest economies in the world) and had 4 bilateral meetings this Friday (June 14, 2024). The PT member met with the heads of Türkiye, France, India and the European Commission. On Saturday (June 15), he will meet with the German and Italian representatives.

The first to be with Lula was Narendra Modi (Bharatiya Janata Party, Hindu nationalist and conservative), the Prime Minister of India. According to Planalto, the Indian confirmed his presence at the G20 summit (the 20 largest economies), which will be held at the end of the year in Rio. The Asian country preceded Brazil as president of the group.

Afterwards, the PT member met with the president of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan (Justice and Development Party, right). He would have asked Lula for the Brazilian’s formal support so that the Turks can join the Brics, a group of emerging countries initially composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, expanded in 2023 with the entry of Egypt, Ethiopia, Arabia Saudi, United Arab Emirates and Iran.

Lula stated that he will support the Turkish initiative and that he intends to visit the country, but without specifying the date.

Between meetings with heads of state, the president also met with Pope Francis. He invited the pontiff to participate in a joint campaign to “make the world more human”. The meeting took place in Borgo Egnazia, in the Puglia region, in southern Italy. First Lady Janja Lula da Silva was also present.

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Emmanuel Macron (Renaissance, center), president of France, met with Lula next. They talked about combating illegal mining in Brazil and French Guiana. They also spoke, according to Planalto, at a celebration organized by the two countries for the 65th anniversary of the Casa do Brasil in France, celebrated on June 19th.

Finally, the Brazilian president met with the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen (European People’s Party, center-right). Lula would have congratulated her on the result of the elections for the European Parliament and the deal between Mercosur and the European Union, which remains stuck.

This Saturday (June 15), Lula continues with bilateral agendas before beginning his return to Brazil. He will have meetings with the Prime Minister of Germany, Olaf Scholz (Social Democratic Party, center-left), and with the president of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, Giorgia Meloni (Brothers of Italy Party, right). This is the host of the G7 summit in 2024.


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