During a phone call with Putin: The Brazilian president declines an invitation to visit Moscow


Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that he had rejected an invitation from his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to visit Moscow, during a phone call between the two presidents.

“I thanked him for his invitation to participate in the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg and said I cannot travel to Russia at the moment,” Lula wrote on Twitter on Friday.

The leftist politician Lula da Silva reiterated that Brazil, like India, Indonesia and China, is ready to talk to both sides of the conflict to achieve peace.

According to the Kremlin, the contact was made on the initiative of the President Lula da Silva.

In a statement after the call between the two presidents, Putin gave his basic assessment of the development of the situation in Ukraine.

The Russian president added that Russia is open to dialogue at the political level.

In recent months, President Lula da Silva has emphasized the importance of international mediation in the Ukrainian war with the participation of Brazil and China.

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