The White House announced, Friday, that the United States plans to visit Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is expected to meet with President Joe Biden “at the appropriate time.”
“I can confirm that we are planning an upcoming visit,” John Kirby, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, told a news conference.
“We look forward to welcoming President Lula da Silva here at the appropriate time,” Kirby added.
Kirby indicated that “Biden’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, will travel to Brazil next Monday, and will meet with members of the outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration, as well as the next administration.”
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Bolsonaro lost to Lula da Silva, who received 50.9 percent of the vote compared to Bolsonaro’s 49.1 percent, according to Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court.
It is scheduled that Lula da Silva will be sworn in for a third term on January 1.