MADRID, 2 (EUROPE PRESS)
International leaders have begun to react to the inauguration this Sunday of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the 39th president of Brazil, which they have hailed as the beginning of a new phase of relations with the South American country.
The Secretary of the US Department of State, Antony Blinken, has congratulated Lula, as well as the Vice President, Geraldo Alckmin, for their inauguration, held this Sunday.
“We look forward to continuing the strong partnership between the US and Brazil on trade, security, sustainability, innovation and inclusion. Let’s toast to a bright future for our countries and the world,” Blinken said through his Twitter profile.
Canadian President Justin Trudeau has also celebrated the inauguration of his Brazilian counterpart, while urging the authorities to “work on progressive priorities that we share.”
Also from North America, the Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, congratulated Lula, “the Brazilian people and all of Latin America and the Caribbean.” “Success and congratulations are the wishes of Mexico for our brother Brazil”, he has wished himself.
“Let’s build a better future for Canadians and Brazilians. And let’s make the partnership between our two countries even stronger,” Trudeau added.
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has stressed that “the triumph and assumption of the presidency of the Republic of Lula da Silva means a tremendous geopolitical advance for regionalist projects, for the Latin American and Caribbean Community of States (Celac).
“A new wave of liberation runs through the Patria Grande, opening paths of geopolitical advancement for the projects of South American union. Our hug to Lula and the Brazilian people!”, he expressed through a message on Twitter accompanied by several images of the inauguration .
“I have been observing the photos that come to us from Brazil. Impressive! It was the humble people who put the presidential sash on Lula da Silva, now he is a People’s President. Welcome back to the struggle for the union and well-being of the continent “He added hours later.
The president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, who headed his country’s delegation before Maduro’s loss for security reasons, has indicated that he brought “President Lula an emotional hug and congratulations from Venezuela and the president.”
The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, and the Vice President, Cristina Kirchner, greeted the investiture. “A new day is dawning in South America,” the former president wrote. “Force Lula! Force Brazil!” She added.
The Colombian president, Gustavo Petro, has expressed his desire that Lula’s oath join “these political changes that provoke the irreversible path of integration of South America”, while he has reiterated the need for “a fundamental alliance “.
Along the same lines, the leader of Bolivia has spoken, emphasizing that “now, yes, the path of Latin American integration opens up wider than ever, so that our peoples walk hand in hand towards peace and development with social justice.”
Likewise, the President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, has greeted “a day of so much hope for Brazil, Latin America and the world”, in a message that he has rounded off with a “firm hug”.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM EUROPE
“Order and progress: Brazil lives up to its motto”, the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has announced on his account on the same social network. “Congratulations, dear president and dear friend on your inauguration. We are together!” He wrote on his profile.
The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, hailed the oath as an act that puts Brazil back “on the international scene.”
“We need Brazil. We need a Brazilian political leadership that plays a role not only in economic cooperation, but also in the protection of the global climate,” he has made known in statements collected by DPA.
The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has also congratulated Lula at the beginning of his “historic” third term” at the head of Brazil. “On behalf of the United Kingdom, I want to wish him every success possible in his leadership of Brazil, and express our desire to strengthen our economic and environmental relations”, he has made known, also on his Twitter account.
On the part that corresponds to Spain, the Second Vice President of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, present at the inauguration ceremony in Brasilia, highlighted a “historic day for the Brazilian people in which hope finally makes its way”, in a message accompanied by an image with the former Uruguayan president José Mujica and the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro.