The President of the United States, Joe Biden, will receive his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in New York on Wednesday, parallel to the general debate of the UN General Assembly, and both will also share the launch event with business unionists. a decent work initiative.
NETWORK.- “On (next) Wednesday, the President (Biden) will have the opportunity to hold a bilateral meeting with President Lula.” announced the North American country’s National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan.
He also explained that the two heads of state and government will be there “a meeting with union leaders from Brazil and the United States to highlight the fundamental role of workers in building a peaceful, just, democratic and sustainable world”.
It will be the second time since the PT chief took office on January 1st that the two have spoken to each other in person, as Biden welcomed him to the White House in February.
On August 17, they also spoke by phone for about 30 minutes about climate change, environmental protection and the Amazon summit that had just ended in Belém, Pará state.
According to the state-run Agencia Brasil, in this conversation the presidents raised the possibility of a meeting in New York parallel to the UN assembly.
Lula will arrive in New York on Sunday after staying in Havana for the G77+China summit until Saturday.
As has been tradition since the beginnings of the United Nations, Brazil will deliver the first speech at the General Assembly to the United States on Tuesday the 19th.
It will be the eighth time that Lula has opened the world meeting, having had to do so in his two terms as head of Brazil’s executive branch.
With Biden, they will also launch a global initiative to promote decent work, in which they also want to involve other countries.