Bolsonaro is welcomed in London by King Charles III

Bolsonaro is welcomed in London by King Charles III
Bolsonaro is welcomed in London by King Charles III

In London, President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) met with the new King of England, Charles III, who assumed the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The meeting took place during a reception offered by the monarch this Sunday afternoon, at Buckingham Palace, in the British capital, and was attended by other heads of state.

Bolsonaro arrived in the British capital this Sunday morning to participate in the celebrations surrounding the farewell of the Queen of England Elizabeth II, who died on the 8th of this month, in Scotland. The Brazilian leader visited the Burning Chamber and signed the Book of Condolences – the signing is part of the royal funeral protocol.

After passing by the queen’s coffin, the president paid his condolences to the royal family and the people of the United Kingdom. “Our condolences to the Queen’s family and the people of the United Kingdom. In Brazil, we still have strong memories of her passage there, in 1968. For all that she represented for her country and for the world, the moment is one of sorrow and recognition of everything she has done for the world,” Bolsonaro said.

After the celebrations, Bolsonaro will head to New York, in the United States, in the late afternoon of this Monday, to participate in the United Nations General Assembly, on Tuesday. Traditionally, the representative of Brazil is the first to speak at the ceremony, which brings together leaders from 193 countries.

In his speech at the opening of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the United States, on September 20, Bolsonaro will mention the war in Ukraine, in addition to the economic and health consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. He also intends to defend global food security and the environment.

During the event, Bolsonaro will meet bilaterally with the presidents of Ecuador, Guatemala, Poland and Serbia, Guilherme Lasso, Alejandro Giammattei, Andrzej Duda and Aleksandar Vučić, respectively. The Brazilian leader will also meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres. There is no forecast of appointments with the heads of major world powers.

Meanwhile, Senator Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), president of the National Congress, assumes the presidency of the Republic of Brazil for four days during the international trips of Bolsonaro, the vice president, Hamilton Morão (Republicans-RS), and the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL).

Pacheco is third in the presidential line of succession and this is the third time he has taken office. Brazilian legislation determines that candidates cannot assume the position of president six months before the elections. Mourão is running for a seat in the Senate for Rio Grande do Sul, and Lira, second in the line of succession, is seeking re-election to the post of federal deputy.

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