Lula’s U.S. Agenda

Brazil’s president will be traveling to the United States on Thursday and will have a broad agenda with Biden. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be received at the White House on Friday, with boosting the economy, environmental issues, and strengthening democracy and human rights on the agenda.

The president arrives in Washington on Thursday, for his first visit to the country since returning to presidency. He’ll be traveling with ministers Mauro Vieira (Foreign Relations), Fernando Haddad (Finance), Marina Silva (Environment), Anielle Franco (Racial Equality), Special Advisor Ambassador Celso Amorim, and the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade , Marcio Elias Rosa. They’ll be received by Joe Biden, at the White House, on Friday afternoon.

The reactivation of Brazil’s commitment to environmental conservation and the search for a greater engagement of developed countries in fulfilling their financing commitments in the climate area will reportedly be at the center of the agenda.

The United States is Brazil’s second largest trading partner and the main destination for our exports of industrialized products.

SCHEDULE (Brasília time):

Thursday (Feb 9)
6pm – Arrive at Saint Andrews Air Force Base

Friday (Feb 10)
12:30 pm – Meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at Blair House
13:15 – Meeting with representatives of the Democratic Party, at Blair House
2 pm – Meeting with representatives of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
5:30 pm – Meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House

Saturday (Feb 11)
12:30 pm – Return to Brazil

By Kawsachun News with information from the Planalto Presidential press

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