Shortly after participating in the traditional parade on September 7th, in Brasília (DF), President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) embarked this Thursday (7th) heading to New Delhi, capital of India, where he will participate in the 18th edition of the G20 summit of heads of state and government.
Lula is expected to arrive in India on Friday (8), as scheduled in the presidential agenda, on the eve of the start of the G20 heads of state meeting, which is scheduled for Saturday (9) and Sunday (10).
Brazil will receive rotating command of the bloc from the host country and will host the next G20 summit, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2024.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mauro Vieira, has already stated that Brazil should use the meeting to discuss topics such as sustainable development, combating inequality and also the war between Ukraine and Russia. This last topic, however, is likely to face resistance given the different views on the conflict that exist within the bloc, say international relations researchers.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will not travel to India, as will Russian President Vladimir Putin. They will be represented, respectively, by Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Editing: Geisa Marques