9/15/2022 at 6:47 PM / Updated 9/15/2022 at 6:49 PM
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With 17 days left for the first phase of elections, the President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) He will arrive in New York on the 19th, where he will participate in the opening of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). The program begins with his speech. The Chief Executive will stay in the city till the 20th, from where he will return to Brazil. With the slogan ‘Unity, Sustainability and Solutions through Science’, the conference will be held till 26th.
According to Ambassador Paulino Franco de Carvalho Neto, secretary of multilateral political affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the chief executive should not meet with leaders of major powers such as the United States. He said the agenda did not fit due to the short time spent there, but added that other important meetings were likely to take place earlier in the day, in London. During the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
“Two factors influence the list of heads of state and government that the president can address. Chief among these is the President’s short stay in New York. Much less time than last year. Secondly, there is a possibility to have meetings with other leaders in London”, explained Carvalho Neto.
The ambassador said Idamaratti recommended Bolsonaro’s speech on UN topics such as the consequences of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, climate change and food security. The Brazilian elections can also be cited. According to him, Brazil will also defend the reform of the organization’s Security Council.
After the Assembly, the Chief Executive will meet with Presidents Guillermo Lasso (Ecuador), Alejandro Giamatte (Guatemala), Andrzej Duda (Poland) and Aleksandar Vuy (Serbia), in addition to a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Bolsonaro will leave Brazil on the 17th after participating in the March for Jesus in Caruáru, Pernambuco.
On the 12th, Bolsonaro said he would leave the state and travel to London on Saturday night. From there it will go to the UN General Assembly.
“I am leaving for England in the evening. Let’s go to Queen Elizabeth’s farewell. Then, on Monday night, I go to America for the opening of the UN. Tuesday, midnight, I want to be here,” he told supporters at the time.
The The first lady is Michelle Bolsonaro, apart from Foreign Affairs Minister Carlos Franza, the President must also be accompanied. At the UN, they are joined by Communications Minister Fábio Faria, Chief of Staff, Ciro Nogueira, Environment Minister, Joaquim Leite and SAE President Admiral Flavio Rocha; In addition to federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PL), chamber president Arthur Lira and campaign communications chief Fabio Wajngarten.
With Bolsonaro’s departure, non-contesting Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG) will assume the presidency on an interim basis. Vice President Hamilton Mauro (Republicans) and Chamber of Deputies Arthur Lira (PP-AL) must suspend their campaign agendas and travel abroad to avoid being disqualified. The general will carry out his agenda in Peru and Lira, as mentioned, will accompany Bolsonaro at the UN.