Wednesday, March 08, 2006


President Lula meets Queen Elizabeth

President Lula is in a 4-day official visit to the United Kingdom.
Yesterday, March 7th, Lula and wife Marisa were received by Queen Elizabeth and family.
According to Brazil media, the main themes of conversation were the affair Jean Charles de Menezes (Brazilian citizen who was mistaken by a terrorist and killed by the British police) and the destruction of the Amazon (Greenpace also organized a public protest).

Lula was accompanied by some Ministers ( Finance, Antônio Palocci; Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Luiz Fernando Furlan; Science and Technology, Sergio Rezende; Culture, Gilberto Gil; and Education, Fernando Haddad), and should talk to Prime Minister Tony Blair and British Ministers.

The last time a Brazilian President officially visited UK had been Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in 1997. Queen Elizabeth came only once to Brazil, in 1968.

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