MERCOSUR SUMMIT

President Lula invites Mercosur countries to act as partners in the G20

At the 63rd Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States, Lula highlighted social inclusion and the fight against hunger and poverty; energy transition and sustainable development; and reform of global governance as priorities of Brasil's G20 presidency.

12/07/2023 6:02 PM - Modified 3 months ago

In a speech during the 63rd Summit of Heads of State of MERCOSUR and Associated States in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva highlighted the bloc as a stage for strategic coordination of global issues—and invited countries to act as partners towards the success of the G20.

Mercosur is also a strategic stage for coordination of global issues. In two years, Brasil will host COP30 and I hope that all of you will be actively participating: it is the first time in history in which the Amazon will be able to speak for itself.

The project that will take us to the COP in Belém do Pará includes Brasil's G20 presidency which I took on last December 1st. We are going to hold, possibly, the most important meeting of all—and I want to count on your support and participation, because there are going to be dozens of ministerial meetings and topics, and you know that all our companions from Mercosur and South America are our guests in building the success of this situation.

Our slogan is ‘Building a just world and a sustainable planet.’ Our G20 presidency is based on three axes that structure the grouping's work: first, social inclusion and the fight against hunger and poverty; second, energy transition and sustainable development; and third, global governance reform.

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