“A path from Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, to a series of agendas of national interest. Opening markets and attracting investments, mainly in renewable energy. Afterwards, we will go to Doha, and we will have COP 28 in the United Arab Emirates”, wrote Lula da Silva on the official account of the social network X, accompanied by a photograph with the vice-president, Geraldo Alckmin, and with the Brazilian Air Force plane as Background.
“A lot of work to put our country back on the international stage, and attract investments that generate employment and development for Brazil”, he added.
In the Arab country, which from 2024 will be part of the BRICS group of emerging economies, of which Brazil is a part, Lula da Silva will participate in business meetings organized by the aeronautical company Embraer and the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency.
The Brazilian president will then travel to Qatar and from there to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the climate summit in Dubai (COP28), where he is expected to arrive with a record-breaking entourage.
The trip to the Middle East also coincides with one of the worst outbreaks of violence in decades in the region, due to the confrontation between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.
Despite condemning Hamas’ attacks, Lula da Silva has been hardening his speech against the Israeli Government.
The Brazilian president also began calling Israel’s indiscriminate bombings, which caused the deaths of thousands of women and children, terrorism.
Finally, Lula da Silva will land on December 3rd in Germany, where he is expected to meet with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and sign a series of bilateral agreements on the environment and economy.
Among the issues to be discussed are negotiations on the trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, which Lula da Silva wanted to conclude by the end of the year, but which stalled due to differences between the two blocs.
This trip is Lula da Silva’s first since undergoing a hip operation at the end of September.
In his first eleven months in office, the Brazilian head of state made almost fifteen trips to around twenty countries.
Read Also: G20 meeting will be “most important event” hosted by Brazil
All News. By the Minute.
Seventh consecutive year Consumer Choice for Online Press.
Download our free App.