The elected president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvawill make his first official trip as head of state to Argentina on January 24 to meet with his counterpart Alberto Fernández and participate in the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira said that Lula will not make any trips before taking office on January 1, but that his priorities for his first trips are Argentina, the United States and China. On the other hand, the official reported that with the new presidency, Brazil will recognize Nicolás Maduro as president of Venezuela and will reopen the embassy in Caracas.

Lula had planned to visit Argentina during the month of December, before taking office, but due to scheduling reasons the trip will be made with the presidency already assumed.

It should be remembered that on October 31, after Lula’s victory over Bolsonaro in the closest second ballot in the country’s history (50.9% against 49.1%), the president Alberto Fernandez He traveled to São Paulo to meet with Lula da Silva to give him his congratulations in person.