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CELAC Summit: Lula Da Silva and Miguel Díaz-Canel arrived in Argentina

The Brazilian and Cuban presidents were the first to arrive in the country, within minutes of each other, to participate in the organization’s meeting on Tuesday.

The presidents of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silvaand from Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, They arrived in the country this Sunday after 9:00 p.m., minutes apart, to participate in the CELAC meeting that will take place starting Tuesday in Buenos Aires.

The first to arrive was Diaz-Canel, who was received by Vice Chancellor Pablo Tettamanti.

Minutes later, the plane that brought Lula Da Silva, in what represents his first international trip since he assumed the presidency on January 1. He was welcomed by Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero.

Lula Da Silva arrived in Argentina accompanied by his wife, Rosangela da Silva. TV capture image

Lula will hold this Monday a bilateral meeting with Alberto Fernándezwhile on Tuesday he will participate in the CELAC summit.

Both presidents will meet after this Sunday, through a journalistic note published in Profilewill confirm the intentions of advancing in the creation of “a common South American currency” for financial and commercial transactions.

Before leaving his country, the successor to Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidency had referred to the relaunch of the bilateral relationship.

“We embark to Argentina, then Uruguay. Tomorrow I will participate in CELAC. Let’s renew ties. Brazil returns to the international scene and will work to strengthen Mercosur“, he raised on Twitter.

Lula is also expected to keep a separate meeting with Cristina Kirchner.

For his part, Díaz-Canel posted on Twitter a photo of his arrival and a message minutes after landing in Argentina. on a Venezuelan Conviasa plane.

“We are already in Argentina, a nation to which we are united by close ties of friendship, solidarity and cooperation, which We look forward to strengthening and continuing to expand. I keep pleasant memories of my first visit to Che’s homeland and unforgettable expressions of affection towards Fidel and Cuba,” he remarked.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez reported that this Monday for Díaz-Canel “It will be a day of exchanges with authoritiesrepresentatives of various sectors and friends, to continue strengthening the traditional relationship of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation”.

On Wednesday, the President of Cuba will hold a bilateral meeting with Alberto Fernández. It will be the second between the two, after having met in December 2019 in the framework of the assumption of the Argentine.

Harsh criticism of Díaz-Canel and Maduro

In recent days, the opposition rejected the arrival of Díaz Canel, as well as that of the Venezuelan Nicolas Madurowhich is expected to touch Argentine soil this Monday.

The Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, He was also repudiated, but he will not travel to the summit, but will be represented by his chancellor Denis Moncada.

The government of Alberto Fernández never rejected the repression of the protest marches in Cuba happened in July 2021, due to the serious situation that the island is going through and asking for “freedom”.

On the contrary, Argentina only succeeded in condemning the United States embargo on Cuba, which will also be rejected this Tuesday within the framework of the CELAC summit.


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