Brazil’s Lula says he wants to resume diplomatic presence in Caribbean nations

By Thomson Reuters Feb 28, 2024 | 1:51 PM

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Wednesday he wanted Brazil to resume having a diplomatic presence in Caribbean countries.

Lula made his remarks at the regional Caribbean Community summit in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown.

The leftist leader said Brazil would make a contribution this year to the Caribbean Development Bank and that one of his country’s policy priorities was “the connection between Brazil, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.”

(Reporting by Steven Grattan; Editing by Bernadette Baum)