Regarding the inauguration of the Brazilian president, Luis Inácio Lula Da Silva, in the capital of the South American giant, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, arrived this afternoon in that city on behalf of the Venezuelan State.
“On behalf of the President of the Republic Nicolás Maduro, we arrived in the city of Brasilia to accompany our brother Brazilian people in the inauguration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,” said the deputy and leader of the Socialist Party on Twitter. United of Venezuela.
It is worth noting that last Friday the government of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, then still president of Brazil, reported that the restriction that prevented Bolivarian government officials from visiting the country was being lifted. The restrictive measure responded to the policy of hostility and blockade that characterized the period of the now ex-president, who on the same day that the restriction was lifted fled the country two days after the immunity granted by the first magistracy expired.
Another relevant fact is that the Brazilian foreign minister appointed by Lula for his unprecedented third term, Mauro Vieira confirmed, in his first statements after being appointed, the resumption of diplomatic relations with Venezuela as of January 1, as well as the return of the Amazon nation to the regional mechanisms of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).
The arrival of Rodríguez on behalf of Venezuela was reviewed by the Miraflores presidential press, highlighting the arrival of the deputy on a plane belonging to the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services SA “to the city of Brasilia on January 1, on the occasion of the taking of possession of the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva” and to “accompany the Brazilian people in the celebration of the rise to power of the president… on behalf of the Government of Venezuela.”
Later, images of Rodríguez squeezing Lula’s breast were released in the Planalto Palace (headquarters of the Brazilian Executive), during the customary round of greetings by dignitaries to the recently sworn-in Brazilian president.
Subsequently, the Venezuelan president, the Venezuelan presidential press, expressed on Twitter that with the visit of the parliamentarian “the bases were laid for the rebirth of the new stage of bilateral relations between Brazil and Venezuela”, which was expressed “in a fraternal handshake between the president of the AN, Jorge Rodríguez and the president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva».