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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is heading to Brazil subsequent week, following up on latest high-level conferences between the presidents and high diplomats of the 2 international locations.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations stated late Wednesday that she’s going to go to the capital, Brasilia, after which journey to Salvador, one of many oldest cities within the Americas and a middle of Afro-Brazilian tradition, from Could 2-4.

Thomas-Greenfield’s go to follows February’s White Home assembly the place President Joe Biden and Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva pressured the significance of defending democracy and preserving the Amazon rain forest — and talks on the margin of the Group of 20 ministerial assembly in New Delhi in early March between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Brazilian International Minister Mauro Vieira.

Lula has also reached out to China and Russia, touring to Beijing earlier this month to fulfill with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing and holding talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Brasilia final week.

The Brazilian president sparked criticism from the U.S. and the European Union for suggesting just lately that Kyiv and the West share some accountability for the battle in Ukraine, which started with Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24, 2022.

The U.S. mission stated Thomas-Greenfield, a member of Biden’s Cupboard, will deal with selling democracy and multilateral cooperation on the journey, in addition to on combating local weather change, safeguarding meals safety, persevering with cooperation on regional migration, “and making certain fairness for marginalized racial, ethnic, and Indigenous communities.”

Brazil, Latin America’s largest nation and a significant world exporter, is at the moment serving a two-year time period on the U.N. Safety Council. The mission stated that in Brasilia, the ambassador will meet with authorities officers “to debate our partnership within the area and on the United Nations.”

She will even meet Brazilians coping with the greater than 250,000 Venezuelan migrants, refugees and asylum seekers within the nation and communicate on the College of Brasilia, the mission stated.

In Salvador, the mission stated, Thomas-Greenfield will underscore the U.S. dedication to reinvigorate the 2008 U.S.-Brazil Joint Motion Plan to Eradicate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality and can interact with Afro-Brazilian civil society and younger individuals.

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