This first tour of Africa is part of Lula da Silva’s strategy aimed at diversifying Brazil’s partners in foreign relations.
Da Silva also seeks to strengthen alliances with developing nations, investing in the so-called South-South diplomacy (about the so-called global South).
Lula gave priority to foreign agendas in 2023, in an attempt to reposition Brazil on the universal stage.
According to the official agenda released by the Ministry of Social Communication, the head of state must arrive at Sal Island, in Cape Verde, at 9:40 p.m. local time, from where he will depart to Cairo, capital of Egypt, where he will hold meetings on Wednesday and Thursday.
Based on the official note, the Brazilian Government has strengthened relations with Egypt in recent months, in the midst of negotiations for the repatriation of Brazilians in the Gaza Strip.
Ambassador Carlos Duarte, secretary of Africa and the Middle East at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, said that Lula will later travel to Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, where he will participate as a guest at the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, which “is a recognition of the priority that the Brazilian president has been giving to Africa in his foreign policy.”