International leaders congratulate Lula on inauguration

International leaders congratulate Lula on inauguration

Political authorities welcomed the PT President for his third term after the ceremony, which took place this Sunday afternoon, the 1st.

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January 1, 2023 7:30 p.m

(updated at 8:06 p.m.)

International leaders congratulate Lula on inauguration

International leaders congratulate Lula on inauguration

Photo: Portal/Adriano Machado

International leaders welcomed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) to his third term after the inauguration ceremony, which took place this Sunday afternoon, April 1. Taking to social media, Latin American and European leaders emphasized the regional integration agenda.

Emmanuel Macron, President of France who starred in clashes with former President Jair Bolsonaro (PL), posted a photo with Lula on social media and congratulated him. “Order and progress: Brazil honors its motto,” he wrote.

Argentine President Alberto Fernández was present at the ceremony and personally greeted Lula. He said on social networks that he wished “the best for this government” and that the future “will be a deep brotherhood”. MP Cristina Kirchner posted a photo of the Petista parade on the RollsRoyce with the caption “A new day dawns in South America”.

Chilean President Gabriel Boric and Bolivian President Evo Morales, also present at the event, welcomed Lula to the networks. Boric said the inauguration brings “hope for Brazil, for Latin America and for the world.” For Morales, Lula brings “hope for inclusion, defense of life and the environment to Pátria Grande. A new era of Latin American integration with dignity, sovereignty and solidarity,” he wrote.

Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s chief executive, said he hopes “that these political changes will lead to an irreversible path of integration in South America”.

Peru’s President Dina Boluarte who took over the country after Pedro Castillo was ousted said her government was “committed to strengthening bilateral ties with the sister country” and stressed the agenda of South American integration and Amazon sustainability.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also published a message on institutional relations between the countries, in addition to congratulating him on a “historic third term as President of Brazil”. “On behalf of the United Kingdom, I wish you every success in leading Brazil and strengthening our economic, cultural and environmental ties.”

The European Union delegation in Brazil congratulated Lula and expressed the wish to “strengthen our strategic partnership based on common values: democracy and human rights and the commitment to multilateralism”. In a statement, the entity also spoke of “a new and important chapter in our collaboration.”

Rebelo on his relationship with Lula: It’s very good; let’s talk tomorrow

The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said that he will speak to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) tomorrow. He also said that relations with Petista are very good.

“Let’s talk tomorrow,” Rebelo said in a brief conversation with journalists when he arrived in Itamaraty to receive foreign delegations.

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