A telephone between the president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) and the Prime Minister of Japan
, Fumio Kishida
scheduled for Thursday (6) should formalize Brazil’s invitation to participate in the G7 meeting – group of the seven most industrialized countries in the world.
The G7 currently includes: Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. This year, the event will be held in the city of Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19 to 21.
The invitation demonstrates the prestige of President Lula on the international scene, with the repositioning of Brazilian foreign policy, according to some interlocutors at the Planalto Palace.
Generally, the group usually invites countries that are not members of it, but are nevertheless in the spotlight. An invitation is made to hear the views of developing countries on the global economy.
Brazil’s last participation in the G7 dates back to 2008, during President Lula’s second term. The first time the country took part in the meeting was in 2003, in the first year of Lula’s government. The country also received the invitation in 2005 and 2006.
The Special Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic, Celso Amorim, met with the Japanese Ambassador to Brazil, Hayashi Teiji, last Wednesday (5) to settle the details of Brazil’s participation in the meeting.
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