President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) had a busy schedule this week, from Monday to Friday between February 27th and March 3rd. During the period, he met 17 ministers of his government (some of them, more than once), heads of state (such as the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and Mexican president, López Obrador), launched public policies and even made a trip to Mato Grosso.
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In the series of meetings he had with members of his team at the Esplanada dos Ministérios, one of the most debated topics was Petrobras’ price policy, in which ministers Fernando Haddad (Finance) and Alexandre Silveira (Mines and Energy) were present, in addition to president of Petrobras, Jean Paulo Prates, as the main interlocutors. The subject was addressed by Lula in public events during the week, as well as in the interview given to journalist Reinaldo Azevedo, from the BandNews FM radioon Thursday (2).
In addition, the week was marked by some relevant public acts, such as the launch of the National Movement for Vaccination, at a health unit in Guará (DF), alongside Minister Nísia Trindade (Health), on Monday (27). ; the reactivation of the National Food Security Council (Consea), on Tuesday (28); and the New Bolsa Família, on Thursday (2), these last two projects linked to Minister Wellington Dias (Development and Social Assistance).
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Last Wednesday (28), Lula’s day was marked by a meeting with the former Uruguayan president Pepe Mujica, in a meeting with international trade unions to discuss the challenges of the trade union and workers’ movement. At the event, he was with Minister Luiz Marinho (Labor and Social Security).
Between Tuesday (28) and Thursday (2), Lula started the day with a meeting that has become routine in his agenda, with ministers Alexandre Padilha (Institutional Relations) and Paulo Pimenta (Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic). , whose offices are located in the Planalto Palace.
The meeting with the palace ministers, chosen since the beginning of the government to discuss with Lula in the morning, did not take place on Monday (27), when Padilha was not present and the Chief Executive received, in addition to Pimenta, two Secom secretaries who had already made up his private team in recent years, before his return to government: Ricardo Stuckert (Dissemination of Audiovisual Content) and José Chrispiniano (Press).
On Friday (3), Lula traveled to Rondonópolis, in Mato Grosso, to participate in an event for the delivery of 1,440 housing units from the Minha Casa Minha Vida program at Residencial Celina Bezerra, with ministers Jader Filho (Cities), Carlos Fávaro (Agriculture, Livestock and Supply), and the president of Banco do Brasil, Tarciana Medeiros.
:: In Mato Grosso, Lula cries with an advertisement for a day care center named after his late grandson Arthur ::
During the week, the president also had other meetings or meetings at public events with government ministers, such as Rui Costa (Casa Civil), Cida Gonçalves (Women), Esther Dweck (Management and Innovation in Public Services), Margareth Menezes (Culture ), Jorge Messias (Attorney General of the Union), Paulo Teixeira (Agrarian Development and Family Agriculture), Geraldo Alckmin (Development, Industry and Foreign Trade), Camilo Santana (Education) and Ana Moser (Sport), in addition to Aloizio Mercadante, president of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).
Editing: Rodrigo Durão Coelho
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