Lula Visits Argentina’s Presidential Mansion to Meet With President Fernandez

Lula begins first official trip abroad since taking office as President of Brazil

On January 23, Argentine Government in Buenos Aires called for a meeting with his counterpart Alberto Fernández and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his wife, Rosângela “Janja” da Silva. Both parties hoped to relaunch the bilateral relationship.

The trio warmly welcomed each other with a official greeting at the entrance of the presidential palace, Plaza de Mayo. After this, Lula initiated his first official visit abroad since taking over the 3rd Presidency on January 1. He paid his respects to General José de San Martín by laying a wreath at the monument.

Fernández and Lula will sign several agreements of mutual cooperation in various areas and will release a joint statement along with few members of the Argentine and Brazilian industry confederations. Later, a photographic exhibition “Indigenous Peoples- Warriors of Time” by Ricardo Stuckert, and a concert of the Argentine-Brazilian Brotherhood will be held at the Kirchner Cultural Center.

This Tuesday, both of them will attend the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), which will be attended by Presidents from 15 countries including the Cuban Miguel Díaz-Canel, the Colombian Gustavo Petro and the Venezuelan Nicolás Maduro.

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