White House: Biden will be looking for an early opportunity to meet with Brazil’s Lula

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Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva meets with members of the government transition team in Brasilia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will be looking for an “early opportunity” to meet with Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday.

Speaking at a White House briefing, Sullivan said he had been in touch with senior members of Lula’s team and that plans for face-to-face engagement between the two countries were being formulated.

Biden later told reporters that a date for such a meeting had not yet been set.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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