Maduro hosts head of Lula’s special advisory in Venezuela to ‘highlight relations’

Former chancellor Celso Amorim was received in Caracas by the leftist leader of the country accompanied by the first lady.

Former chancellor Celso Amorim is currently the head of the special adviser to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

former chancellor Celso Amorimcurrent head of the President’s Special Council Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT), was received this Wednesday, the 8th, by the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas. The Venezuelan state broadcaster “VTV” broadcast footage of the meeting and emphasized that the visit aims to “strengthen diplomatic relations between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Federative Republic of Brazil.” Maduro received Amorim, who was Lula’s adviser on international affairs during the presidential campaign, accompanied by first lady Cilia Flores, according to “VTV”, which did not provide details of what was discussed during the meeting. Relations between Brazil and Venezuela, suspended since 2019, resumed with Lula’s return to the presidency on January 1.

After initial contacts, Venezuela’s National Assembly (AN, Parliament), with a Chavista majority, unanimously approved the appointment of Manuel Vadell as ambassador to Brazil, after the Brazilian government granted him diplomatic credentials. For its part, on January 18, Venezuela hosted the Brazilian charge d’affaires in the Caribbean country, Flávio Macieira, with whom the two nations took another step towards the normalization of their relations.

*With information from EFE

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