President Alberto Fernández will travel to Brasilia on January 1 to participate in the inauguration of the recently elected Luiz Inació Lula da Silva, which will set the stage for the bilateral meeting that will be held in Buenos Aires in mid-January.

Although there is still no official confirmation of the presidential delegation, it is known that Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero will accompany the president in the inauguration ceremony at the Planalto Palace that will take place during the afternoon of the beginning of the year. In addition, the possibility of adding the former president of Uruguay, José Pepe Mujica, to the plane that will transport Fernández is being evaluated.

It is expected that the trip will be express, and that after participating in the formal celebration, the President will return to Buenos Aires that day. In this way, the possibility of a New Year in the neighboring country is ruled out.

For the Government, the relationship and the activities planned together with Lula constitute one of the central milestones in international affairs for 2023.

On the occasion of the Summit of Heads of State of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), to be held on January 24, Da Silva will travel to Argentina and thus maintain his first bilateral of his new administration. The meeting between leaders will focus on the integration of Brazil into the block, excluded by decision of Jair Bolsonaro.