White House confirms Lula’s trip on February 10 to strengthen relations

The White House confirmed this Tuesday that the Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvawill visit Washington on February 10 to meet with his American counterpart, Joe Bidenon a trip that aims to strengthen bilateral relations.

During their meeting, Lula and Biden will talk about support "unwavering" of the US to Brazilian democracy and how the two countries can continue working together to promote inclusion and democratic values, especially in view of the virtual summit for democracy to be held in March, the spokeswoman said in a statement. of the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre.

Both will also address how to continue acting together in the face of common challenges such as climate change, food security, the strengthening of peace and security, or the management of regional immigration.

Lula had already advanced that his visit was going to take place on February 10, but from Washington the date had not been confirmed until now.

It is unknown if Biden and Lula will speak on the situation of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is currently in the US and on whom the White House is avoiding the questions about visa you requested to stay in the country.

Its presence in the US has aroused the discomfort of some lawmakers from the Democratic Party, to which Biden belongs, who believe that the country should not give refuge to Bolsonaro after thousands of his supporters They will attack on January 8 the seats of Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court of Brazil.

The same day of the assault by the Bolsonaristas, Biden condemned the attack; and a day later he transferred Lula by phone the "unwavering support" of the US to the democracy of Brazil and the will that the Brazilians expressed in the presidential elections of October when they elected Lula, informed the White House at the time.

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