Diaz Canel congratulates Lula on his third term as President

Díaz Canel congratulates Lula on his third term as President

Congratulations and successes to the new Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his inauguration this January 1st, sent by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Secretary of the Party and President of the Republic.

In his message, he affirms that the Cuban people have always admired and defended the leadership of the former union leader.

“Today we welcome this new phase that begins with joy, with the certainty that it will be beneficial for Brazil and our America,” he wrote on Twitter.

On the same platform, Salvador Valdés Mesa, Cuban Vice President, referred to the various meetings with the authorities of the South American giant as the highest representative of the Greater Antilles delegation at the inauguration ceremony.

He stressed that he had met with former President Dilma Rousseff, leaders of the landless movement and businessmen. He added that they raise issues such as bilateral cooperation in food and medicine production, renewable energy, education, sports and professional training.

“We reaffirm the will to strengthen bilateral relations and the historic bonds of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation that unite both countries,” Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla wrote on Twitter.

Prensa Latina agency reported that 65 delegations, consisting of heads of state, government and ministers, as well as the King of Spain, attended the solemn ceremony.

Telesur reported that the new head of state has revoked more than a dozen decrees, including suspending flexibility for arms acquisitions, withdrawing the privatization program of oil company Petrobras, logistics company Correios and Brazil’s communications company. It has also stipulated that the Comptroller General of the Union must within 30 days reassess the secrecy imposed on public administration documents and information for a hundred years.