In a speech to Brazilian and Saudi investors, he discussed investment opportunities in Brazil. The president is currently in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his Middle East trip, where he is also taking part in COP 28 in Dubai.
His itinerary includes visits to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Germany, where he will discuss matters of national interest and engage with business leaders in pursuit of investments for Brazil.
The president spoke at the opening of the meeting to install the National Commission for the Coordination of the G20 Presidency, where he also urged his ministers not to forget that the government’s priority is the management of the country itself.
At the BRICS Extraordinary Virtual Summit, the Brazilian president said the situation in the occupied West Bank must be monitored. “The contribution of the BRICS, in its new configuration, along with all the actors in favor of self-restraint and de-escalation, is […] essential,” he added.
Approved in 2019 after 20 years of negotiations, the Mercosur-EU agreement requires ratification by the parliaments of all members of the two blocs to enter into force.