Joe Biden will receive Lula da Silva on February 10 in Washington

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The presidents of the United States and Brazil will talk about democracy and the strengthening of the extreme right

Joe Biden will receive Lula da Silva on February 10 in Washington

Lula da Silva and Joe Biden will meet on next month in Washington

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will meet on February 10 in Washington with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, as reported by the communications department of the Brazilian presidential palace.

The head of state of Brazil, who assumed power on January 1, will travel to the US capital on February 9 and he is scheduled to leave two days later.

Lula, 77, begins this Sunday his first international tour with a trip to Argentina and Uruguay, so the United States will be the third country that he visits at the beginning of his third term, in which he aspires to restore world leadership to Brazil.

The president announced on Wednesday that he will talk with Biden about “how he is dealing” with the ultra-right and the strengthening of democracy, after the attack by supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro, whom he defeated in a ballotage at the end of October, at venues Brasilia officials on January 8.

“I will go there to see Biden and I want to know how he is dealing with the situation, because from the press that I read, it seems to me that the Republicans are strengthening, it seems that the radical discourse is strengthening and it seems to me that the Democrats are having a bit of a time. wrong and they are going to have elections in two years,” Lula said in an interview with the channel GloboNews.

For Lula, however, it is important to have Of course, “the extreme right exists today all over the world”, but what is needed now is to “defeat the fascist narrative that exists in Brazil”.

Joe Biden will receive Lula da Silva on February 10 in Washington

Followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro invaded and looted the presidential palace, Congress and the Supreme Court of Brazil (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)

“We are going to have to demand that the democratic forces demonstrate, that all people, from the humblest to the most important, that they all demonstrate in defense of democracy, because it is the only possibility of building a strong and sovereign nation” , he emphasized.

In this sense, he said that he is seeking the action of several countries, such as Spain and Germany, to fight against the resurgence of Nazism and fascism. “You have to show that the democratic regime is better,” insisted the progressive leader.

In the interview, Lula announced that on January 30 he will receive the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, with whom he will discuss the issue, among others.

Biden invited the Brazilian president to Washington one day after thousands of radical Bolsonaristas invaded and looted the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court.

Joe Biden will receive Lula da Silva on February 10 in Washington

In January 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump forced their way into the Capitol (REUTERS /Stephanie Keith)

The incidents recalled the riot against the United States Capitol two years ago by supporters of then-US President Donald Trump, an ally of Bolsonaro. p>

In a telephone conversation after the assault on Brasilia, “Biden expressed America's unwavering support for democracy in Brazil,” the White House reported.

The US presidency added at the time that the February meeting was an opportunity for “in-depth consultations on a broad shared agenda” on issues such as change climate change, economic development, peace and security.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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