Celso Amorim says Lula should meet with Zelensky in Japan and if Putin asked he would go too
The Presidency’s special advisor for international affairs, Celso Amorim, said this Saturday (20) that “there is a tendency” for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) to meet with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, during the summit of the G7 in Hiroshima, Japan.
“I am giving an opinion. There is a tendency, as far as possible, for Lula to receive it,” Amorim told Globo.
The request for a bilateral meeting with Lula came from Zelensky, but the PT has not yet confirmed his presence. The same request was made by the Ukrainian leader to India.
Amorim evaluated that a possible meeting with the Ukrainian president will not cause uneasiness with Russia. According to the former chancellor, the Russians are clear that Brazil’s position is for peace.
“If Putin asked, [Lula] would also receive. The Russians are very clear about Brazil being an interlocutor. Our position is to seek peace. We are not going to stop having dialogue with Russia at all. They will understand,” she pointed out.
Lula would have told the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, that he will meet with the Ukrainian leader while he is in Hiroshima, according to Reuters.
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