Brazilian President Luiz Inazio Lula da Silva returned to the international scene on Monday, with a first trip to Argentina, Brazil’s great neighbor and business partner, where he was welcomed with open arms by his counterpart Alberto Fernández.
In Buenos Aires, Lula has promised to recover the bilateral relationship that “should never have stopped” and has apologized to the Argentines for the “profanity” of his predecessor in office, Jair Bolsonaro.
“I feel and I believe that it is my role in this mandate against Brazil: if I can, I will be a builder of peace,” said the Brazilian president during the joint press conference.
Lula proposes to create a common currency for Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
Lula has proposed to Fernandez to create a common currency for Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, which would be used for commercial transactions and would allow us to stop depending on the dollar.
The Brazilian president has come to Buenos Aires to attend the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Tuesday. Then he will travel to Uruguay, before receiving German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Brasilia on January 30, and traveling to Washington on February 10 to meet with his US counterpart, Joe Biden.
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