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The President of the United States meets the President of Brazil in Washington

The Presidents of the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil pledged to work together to strengthen democratic institutions and welcomed the holding of the second Democracy Summit in March 2023. The two leaders noted that they rejected extremism and violence in politics, condemned hate speech and reaffirmed their intention to increase society’s resilience to disinformation by agreeing to work together on these issues.

The leaders of the two largest democracies in the Americas also discussed a wide range of global and regional issues of mutual concern, the White House said in a press release.

They deplored Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and annexation of part of its territory, calling them a flagrant violation of international law, and called for a just and lasting peace. Biden and da Silva expressed concern about the overall implications of the conflict for food and energy security around the world, particularly for the world’s poorest regions, and expressed support for the full functioning of the Grain Initiative of the black Sea.

President Biden and President Lula reaffirmed their intention to strengthen cooperation within multilateral institutions, especially in the context of the upcoming Brazilian G20 Presidency.

Both leaders are determined to prioritize climate change and the energy transition to renewables. As part of this effort, the United States announced its intention to work with Congress to provide funding for programs to protect the Brazilian Amazon, including initial support for a fund.

The leaders also expressed their determination to fight hunger and poverty, improve global food security, boost trade and remove barriers, promote economic cooperation and strengthen international peace and security.

Finally, President Lula invited President Biden to visit Brazil, and the head of the White House accepted the invitation. The two leaders pledged to expand their dialogue, to seek deeper cooperation.

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