Lula da Silva spoke with Josep Borrell and other world leaders

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The president-elect of Brazil spoke with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and also had contacts with the Dutch Prime Minister and with the presidents from Peru and Costa Rica

 Lula da Silva spoke with Josep Borrell and other world leaders

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (REUTERS/Mariana Greif)

The president-elect of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, spoke this Tuesday by telephone with some international leaders such as the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs,Josep Borrell.

In addition to the call with the head of European diplomacy, Lula also spoke with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte; with the presidents of Peru, Pedro Castillo, and of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves; and with the Argentine vice president, Cristina Kirchner.

“We talked about the challenges of Brazil and the world in climate matters and I reaffirmed the commitment to a Brazil in search of social justice and the fight against poverty,” the president-elect wrote on his Twitter profile.

Since October 30, when he won the second round of elections with 50.9% of the valid votes compared to 49.1% for the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, Lula has already spoken twice with Borrell.

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The head of European diplomacy, the presidents of the United States,Joe Biden, and from France, Emmanuel Macron, and the German Prime Minister, Olaf Scholz, were among the first world leaders to congratulate Lula on his victory on the very day of the elections.

Rutte, on his Twitter profile, considered Lula an “ally against climate change, for trade and investment,” in addition to describe it as a “key piece” for the G20, the group of the largest economies in the world.

Castillo, meanwhile, celebrated Lula's victory to “strengthen democracy, the economy , social inclusion and sustainable development”.

Lula, who returned to his political activities this Tuesday after a few days off, met with some leaders of allied parties and plans to on Wednesday meet with the presidents of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, and of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira.

(With information from E FE)