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"The challenges we have are very similar," Fernandez said, emphasizing that his country's current priority is "to consolidate democracy and institutions."
On Monday, Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez received Lula da Silva at the Pink House in Buenos Aires, where the Brazilian leader will stay to participate in the 7th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
"Dear friend, I want you to know that from Argentina we will always be by your side and we will not let any delusional attack on Brazilian democracy and institutions," Fernandez told Lula during the joint statement at the Executive headquarters.
"We are not going to let any fascist attack popular sovereignty," the Argentine president emphasized, making implicit reference to the events that supporters of the former right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro staged in Brazilia earlier this month.
Fernandez also pointed out that Argentina and Brazil are beginning "a new stage" after the end of the term of Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2022), a far-right politician who had a bad relationship with progressive governments.