Putin's Foreign Minister Says Brazil and Russia Have Similar Views

Serguei Lavrov, for almost 20 years at the head of Russian diplomacy, goes to Brasilia on a trip criticized by Western allies


Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said during a visit to Brasília, this Monday (17th), that Brazil and Russia have "similar approaches" to current issues. Without mentioning the Ukrainian War, Vladimir Putin's chief of diplomacy received a nod from his Brazilian counterpart, Mauro Vieira, who criticized the application of sanctions against Moscow.

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"We talked about several relevant issues on the international and regional agenda, highlighting that Brazil's and Russia's approaches to issues happening in the world today are similar," said Lavrov. "The two countries are united by the desire to contribute to a more democratic and polycentric world order, based on the principle of sovereignty and equality of States."

The Russian minister was received later in the afternoon by President Lula (PT), at the Presidential Palace, in a meeting that lasted about an hour and a half.

Vieira said that Lavrov invited Lula to visit Russia to meet with Putin. The Brazilian Foreign Minister stated that an appropriate date will be evaluated.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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