With the G20 Blinken and Lavrov Brazil has a very

With the G20, Blinken and Lavrov, Brazil has a very strong global position

Published on: February 25, 2024, 11:09

The pictures speak for themselves. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received on two consecutive days the Secretary of State of the United States, Anthony Blinken, and the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, two of the countries with the greatest geopolitical weight on the planet.

These were not polite visits, as they usually take place between representatives of friendly nations, but rather working meetings, intensive negotiations with interlocutors who had authority and autonomy. The processes in the two current serious conflicts were discussed in detail: the Israeli genocide in the Gaza Strip and the now twoyearold conflict in Ukraine.

Lula had just returned from a trip to Egypt and the summit of the 37th African Union Summit, where he was the only participant from outside the continent invited to speak.

During this meeting in Addis Ababa, Lula made the now historic statement that put the country at the forefront of the world in criticizing the genocide committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip.

Lula had the courage and foresight to denounce the massacre of innocent people in Gaza. He mentioned and criticized the suffering that Jews suffered under the Nazi death machine during World War II. He asked the question that so many silently ask: How is a people who have suffered so much able to inflict so much suffering on another?

The fact that Israel's response was so immediate, excessive and restrained testifies to the surgical precision of the Brazilian president's demonstration. Lula received open international support, coupled with silence and eloquent solidarity. Brazilian diplomacy responded and countered Israeli extremism. Even Blinken, although opposed, had to recognize the legitimacy and sovereignty of the Brazilian position. The friendly meeting and the caution expressed in his expression of disagreement with Lula result from the irrefutable recognition of Brazil's weight in the geopolitical scenario.

Respect achieved despite the shameful resistance of the Brazilian elites and their journalistic channels to any Brazilian position that deviates from the gospel of the hegemonic power USA and its extremist satellite Israel.

This media coverage presented an embarrassing display of imperial greed. In the end, she was disturbed and humiliated when her top boss, the Foreign Ministry, where she belongs, saw legitimacy in Lula's position.

In doing so, Brazil took the most explicit lead outside the Arab world in resisting the “televised torture” that the Israeli regime inflicted on the Palestinians.

Lula spoke honestly and without fear, dismantling the taboo of Israeli invulnerability.

It cannot be ignored that the increasingly serious game that Brazil is playing on the world stage is taking place against the backdrop of drastic changes in the balance of power that permeates the conflicts in Europe and Palestine.

The Brics group, with which the country under Lula is so identified, already has the same share of around 30% of the world's assets as the previously unattainable G7 club. Two decades ago, the G7 held 42% compared to 19% for the Brics countries.

Brazilian diplomacy under the strategic leadership of Chancellor Mauro Vieira is therefore reaching a higher level of complexity given the occupation of open spaces in this moment of geopolitical change.

In successive episodes, in signals sent in different situations by internal and external actors, it is clear that Brazil, under Lula, occupies the most prominent position in the history of its foreign relations.