Brazil is back, says Lula about her trip to China

SHANGHAI, 13 April. – This Friday, the official agenda in China of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is talks with his counterpart Xi Jinping, a very important meeting to renew and strengthen bilateral relations between the two global economic and demographic giants, Latin America and Asia.

This Thursday in Shanghai, during the inauguration of former President Dilma Rousseff as President of the BRICS Bank, Lula said: “The time when Brazil was absent from important world decisions is now a thing of the past. We have returned to the international stage after an inexplicable absence.

It is about leaving the isolationism that his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro forced Brazil to, and entering “a new global geopolitics”, where the emerging BRICS groups (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) play an increasingly dominant role.

On this fourth official trip, the Brazilian leader travels to China, Brazil’s main trading partner since 2009, to renew and strengthen bilateral relations. Evidence of this priority is that he is accompanied by a large delegation, which includes some 40 local figures from his ministerial cabinet4e, state governors, deputies, as well as representatives of the business community.

In 2022, the Asian giant imported more than $89.7 billion, especially soybeans and minerals, and exported $60.7 billion, according to data from the Planalto Palace, the residence of Brazil’s president.

Western agencies, and especially European ones, took notice of this official visit and prominently reported that Lula said before the trip began: “We are going to strengthen our relations with China. I am going to invite Xi Jinping to Brazil for a bilateral meeting to show him the projects for which we are interested in Chinese investment.” To which he added that the two countries are united by the fact that they did not impose sanctions against Russia, and hope to play a mediating role in the conflict.

As for Dilma Rousseff, she will complete Brazil’s presidency of the BRICS New Development Bank until July 2025. The economist was proposed by Lula da Silva and takes over after the resignation of his predecessor, appointed by Jair Bolsonaro.

The BRICS Multilateral Development Bank was established in 2015 with the mission of financing infrastructure work and promoting sustainable development in these and other emerging economies. path” to a prosperous world with common development.

The trained economist and former president of Brazil also listed the serious problems facing emerging market economies, such as persistent inequality, extreme poverty, inadequate infrastructure, or lack of access to education and health care.

According to EuroNews, Lula is betting on China because the BRICS will abandon the dollar in trade relations. France 24 noted in this regard that, in particular, the two countries decided to trade directly in their national currencies, without the volatile dollar. also a way to protect yourself from the economic instability of Western countries.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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