The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a dispatch, that the summit on Tuesday will promote a sincere dialogue between all the leaders to identify common denominators, discuss perspectives for the region and reactivate the cooperation agenda. The agenda also includes issues such as the fight against organized crime, infrastructure projects, the environment and climate change.
The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Suriname and Venezuela will attend the meeting.
Lula convened the summit after announcing in April the reincorporation of Brazil into the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), from which Bolsonaro withdrew Brazil in 2019.
“In 2010, the union was formed by 12 South American states, with a population of almost 400 million inhabitants. Since then, some countries withdrew from UNASUR, mainly due to political disagreements,” Lula’s administration noted.
Lula also defended on March 16th the strengthening of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), the reorganization of UNASUR and the improvement of foreign relations policy.
He also hoted that Brazil, which has borders with all the South American nations, with the exception of Chile and Ecuador, “needs to combine economic growth with the social progress of its partners and have the greatness to share with its neighbors all the good things that happen to the Brazilians”.