President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva landed this Friday (8) in New Delhi, capital of India, where he is participating in the weekend of the G20 summit meeting, a group that brings together the 19 largest economies in the world, plus the European Union. .
On Saturday, the Brazilian president will participate in two working sessions, two bilateral meetings (with the presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and with the crown prince and prime minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman) and the launch ceremony of the Global Biofuel Alliance, whose members are Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, United States, India, Italy and Mauritius.
The quest to increasingly facilitate the use of non-polluting fuels has been a mandatory theme on the international agenda of President Lula and other members of his cabinet, such as the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad. Recently, at the Brics summit, he said that Brazil will reconcile industrialization with clean energy.
USA, Brazil and India are the three largest ethanol producers in the world and the goal is to encourage the consumption of renewable fuel, replacing the use of petroleum.
On Sunday, Lula will have a meeting with the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, and will receive the rotating presidency of the bloc from the host country. The next summit, in 2024, will be in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil intends to discuss topics such as sustainable development, combating inequality, hunger, and the war between Ukraine and Russia, a controversial topic in a bloc that brings together so many western countries — unconditional critics of the invasion and annexation of territories promoted by Russia — and others, such as Brazil, who have a less pro-Ukrainian vision and defend that the peace negotiation takes place based on the current situation, without necessarily starting from the assumption that Russia should return the annexed territories.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be at the meeting, as will Chinese President Xi Jinping. It will be the first G20 summit after the announcement of the expansion of the Brics, a fact that could deflate the G20, according to the analysis of some specialists.
Editing: Rodrigo Durão Coelho