This Monday, the president of Brazil, Luis Inácio Lula Da Silva, indicated that he is in favor of Venezuela joining the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), in response to a question asked at the press conference offered today with the President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, after his bilateral meeting in the Planalto Palace.
“If you ask me what I think, I would say that I am favorable,” he said in response to the proposal for Venezuela to join the Brics.
In this regard, the Brazilian president said that it would be the first official meeting of the Brics after eight years, and stressed that there are proposals from other countries that wish to integrate this group “that we are going to discuss because it not only depends on the will of Brazil but also on everyone,” he said.
For his part, President Maduro pointed out that the new multipolar world that is emerging requires a South America united in its ideological and political diversity.
“We cannot allow intolerant, exclusive, extremist ideologies to prevail. On this basis it will never be possible to build the union in the necessary diversity of our America, the giant dream of the Liberator Simón Bolívar”.
Likewise, he indicated that Venezuela’s intentions of being part of this entity, obeys to wanting to participate in the construction of the new international economic policies.
“Venezuela would like to be part of the BRICS and accompany the construction of this new architecture, of the new world that is already being born,” said President Nicolás Maduro.
“The new geopolitics is characterized by two elements: the unity of our America in diversity and the role of the Brics, which is emerging as the great magnet for countries that want cooperation,” said the head of state from Brazil.
“For ever and ever the peoples of South America have been denied us, that is why we are working on the construction of a new global geopolitics where the union of Latin America as a single people prevails,” he declared.
In the same context, Lula da Silva stressed the importance of political agreement to define the new integration paths for South America.
“Tomorrow from Brazil we want to strengthen and resume relations with democracies to renew economic policies, and that each one go to their country with proposals to consolidate the development of South America,” stressed the president of Brazil, referring to the meeting of this Tuesday.