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Lula da Silva travels to Matosinhos during his visit to Portugal

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, will visit northern Portugal during his stay in our country

His visit includes a trip to Matosinhos, on the 24th, where he will take part in the Portugal-Brazil Business Forum. A meeting with businessmen that will also be attended by Prime Minister António Costa. There will be 150 representatives from the productive sector, half from Brazil and half from Portugal.

Lula da Silva arrives in Lisbon on Friday, 21 April, for a three-day agenda, plus Sunday, with a private programme.

On Saturday, Lula will be received by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and will lay flowers at the tomb of Luís de Camões. On the same day, he will have lunch with António Costa.

On Tuesday, 25 April, the Brazilian president will receive a solemn welcoming session, which will begin at 10am and will include speeches by the president of Brazil and the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Augusto Santos Silva. This will be followed by a time for greetings.

During his trip, Lula intends to restore relations with European countries, which he says have deteriorated during Jair Bolsonaro's term in office.

According to O Globo, Lula da Silva will announce several agreements in different areas, such as cooperation between the two countries' space agencies, scientific research, energy, geology, mining, health and tourism, as well as the recognition of the diplomas of Brazilian citizens living in Portugal.

Another activity of Lula in Portugal will be the signing of the diploma of the Camões Prize, awarded in 2019 to singer Chico Buarque, which was not signed by Bolsonaro.


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