Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro visits Brazil for first time after ban
- Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has visited Brazil for the first time since he was banned by former far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in 2019. Mr. Maduro was received by the new president, fellow leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, ahead of a summit of Latin American leaders in Brasilia.
- Lula said importance of Maduro coming here is that it's the beginning of Maduro's return. Mr Maduro talked of a "new era" in bilateral relations. Lula said the region should tackle poverty.
- Venezuela was open for Brazilian investors, stressing that the two countries must be united, from now on and always.
- President Maduro last visited Brazil in 2015. Jair Bolsonaro was ideologically opposed to the leftist Venezuelan leader and unlikely to extend an invitation.
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Published date : 31 May 2023 06:01PM