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

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  • Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil February 26, 2024. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

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)

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