In an interview with Brasil TV 247, Lula said he praised Xi's three-day official visit to Russia, as amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, "we all need to stop and talk."
Brazil "can make an extraordinary contribution to end the war and return to peace," which is the most important thing to strive for at the moment, Lula said.
In this regard, the Brazilian President referred to the role of the Asian giant in world dynamics. "China is an extremely important country, which can have a more serious discussion with the U.S.," he said.
In an interview on @brasil247 today, Lula said he'll talk with Xi Jinping about the conflict in Ukraine next week because, "China is an extremely important country, which can have a more serious conversation with the U.S." He'll arrive in Beijing, w/ a delegation of 240 , on 3/26 pic.twitter.com/FXrkZxwidP
Likewise, the leader of the Workers' Party (PT) said that "Russia is very important for peace in the world to prevail for many, many centuries."
The Brazilian President will pay an official visit to China between March 26 and 31. "It is an extremely important trip, not only to guarantee the relationship Brazil has with China but also to expand our relationship with China," Lula told Brasil TV 247.
The two countries will sign at least 20 agreements in areas including health, agriculture, education, finance, industry, science, and technology, according to Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.