Lula da Silva, one of the main participants in the second day of the meeting of the leaders of the seven most developed democracies in the world, which takes place in the exclusive and guarded hotel complex of Borgo Ignazia, in Apulia, held several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit.

The Brazilian President met with Pope Francis and the presidents of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan, as well as the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

In meetings with the leaders of India and Turkey, both countries confirmed their presence at the G20 summit, to be held on the 18th and 19th of November 2024, in Rio de Janeiro, with the leaders of the member countries, plus the African Union and the European Union.

Furthermore, in the bilateral meeting with Erdogan, the latter asked Lula da Silva for his support to join the BRICS.

The BRICS group, founded by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, agreed last August on the accession of Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, the United Arab Emirates and Iran.

Lula da Silva was today one of the main protagonists of the day at the summit, together with the Argentine president, Javier Milei, and Pope Francis, in Borgo Ignazia, where the leaders of the United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Japan and Italy.

The three participated in the extended session on “Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Africa/Mediterranean”, in which the Brazilian president defended the creation of international mechanisms for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Saturday, on the last day of the summit, Lula da Silva is scheduled to have a face-to-face meeting with the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, the host, followed by a press conference.

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