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PRESS RELEASE : Rishi Sunak call with President-elect Lula da Silva of Brazil [December 2022]

The press release issued by 10 Downing Street on 9 December 2022.

This afternoon Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spoke to President-elect Lula da Silva.

The Prime Minister reiterated his congratulations following President-elect Lula da Silva’s victory in Brazil’s election in October, and both leaders agreed on the importance of promoting democratic values.

They discussed plans to strengthen cooperation to address shared priorities, including expanding the work they do to preserve the planet’s natural resources.

Both leaders highlighted the importance of taking action to reverse forest loss, and the President-elect updated the Prime Minister on his plans to preserve biodiversity and transition to a greener economy.

The leaders wished each other good luck in their respective upcoming World Cup matches.