The President of the Nation, Alberto Fernandez, along with a small entourage made up of Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero; the spokesperson for the presidency, Gabriela Cerrutti; the Secretary for Climate Change, Cecilia Nicolini, and the Argentine Ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli, traveled and participated, as announced, in the inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The argentinian president He took a flight to Brasilia at 9:00 a.m. and arrived at 12:30 p.m., from where he immediately moved to the Plenalto Palace, where the presidential transition ceremony was held. Alberto Fernandez, After the assumption of Lula da Silva, he participated in the official greeting by the acting Brazilian president.
Then the entourage of argentinian president He went to the Itamaraty Palace, headquarters of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to participate in the reception offered by President Lula da Silva. In the words of Alberto Fernandez: “With the arrival of Lula it will be much easier to talk about integration, Lula is an integrator, he believes in the Great Homeland, he believes that Brazil is part of that Latin American, South American homeland.”
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Cafiero recalled that Lula da Silva’s first foreign trip in his third term as president of Brazil is scheduled for January 24, the destination will be Argentina and the meeting will take place within the framework of CELAC. “Lula decided that this is her first international trip, with which on the 23rd we will make a state visit to Argentina,” said Cafiero.
Statements by the ambassador in Brazil
Daniel ScioliArgentine ambassador to Brazil, since Lula da Silva’s electoral victory in the second round, held on October 30, 2022, He made enthusiastic statements about the future relationship of our country with neighboring Brazil. Scioli recognized the gigantic nation of South America as “the great export destination” of our country.
In addition, he added that “in Argentina we cannot lose sight of the importance of a Brazil that grows and develops because it will need more Argentine products, such as the automotive sector.” Regarding the days prior to the ballot, the Argentine ambassador said he was surprised by “the polarization” that he perceived between citizens who support Lula and those who support Bolsonaro.