Lula Meets Roger Waters as He Resumes Activities at the Planalto After Almost 1 Month

President Returns to Work at the Planalto on Monday after Surgery Recovery


President Lula (PT) resumed in-person meetings at the Planalto Palace on Monday (23), following a period of recovery from hip and eyelid surgeries. The leftist leader met with British musician Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd.

23.10.2023 - President of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, during a meeting with musician Roger Waters at the Planalto Palace, Brasília. - DF. Foto: Ricardo Stuckert / PR

On his social media platforms, Lula recalled that the musician attempted to visit him in Curitiba when the current president was imprisoned at the Federal Police unit. "Five years ago, @rogerwaters tried to visit me in Curitiba and was prevented. Today, as he returns to Brazil, we met in the Presidential office at the Planalto Palace. #WishYouWereHere," wrote the president, referring to the Pink Floyd song. The musician will perform a series of concerts in Brazil starting from Tuesday (24) in Brasília.

According to a statement from the Secom (Presidential Social Communication Secretariat), the president and Roger Waters discussed politics and music. The leader emphasized "the importance of such a famous and significant artist not ceasing to be aware and express himself politically."

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