The dates of Lula da Silva's presence in Lisbon were confirmed to Lusa by the prime minister's office, António Costa, although it should also be noted that the program of the president-elect of Brazil in Portugal is not yet closed.

On Tuesday, Lusa reported that the possibility of Lula da Silva, during his stay in Portugal, meeting with the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and with the Prime Minister, António Coast.

At COP27, António Costa, in two of the speeches he gave at this climate summit, welcomed the position of the President-elect of Brazil in defense of the Amazon rainforest.

“It is with renewed hope that the President-elect of Brazil, Lula da Silva, was heard to renew his commitment to zero deforestation of the Amazon rainforest”, declared the leader of the Portuguese executive, on Monday, during a roundtable that included with the presence of the Presidents of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, of the Council, Charles Michel, and the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez.

The prime minister insisted on reinforcing his expectations regarding the future presidency of Lula da Silva in the speech he gave to the plenary of COP27, on Tuesday.

As secretary general of the PS, António Costa expressed support for Lula da Silva in the campaign for the second round of the Brazilian presidential elections.