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Government awaits definition of criteria from Israel and Egypt to prepare new list of returnees

The Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) government awaits the definition of criteria to be established by Israel and Egypt to draw up a new list of Brazilians and close relatives who want to leave the Gaza Strip.

At the beginning of the week, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mauro Vieira, asked the Brazilian embassies in both countries, in addition to Palestine, to collect information regarding the requirements for the departure of citizens from the region.

Today, Itamaraty’s concern is with the degree of kinship to be accepted in a new relationship. There are doubts, for example, whether second-degree relatives of Brazilians will be allowed to leave Gaza.

Such as CNN showed, more than 60 people have already shown interest in being repatriated to Brazil.

On the afternoon of this Thursday (16), Lula spoke by phone with the president of Israel, Isaac Herzog.

According to a note released by Palácio do Planalto, in the 40-minute conversation, the Brazilian president “thanked Israeli support for the repatriation of 32 Brazilian citizens from the Gaza Strip and informed that a new list of Brazilians and their Palestinian relatives is being prepared.”

According to the note, Lula also “expressed certainty that he will continue to count on the support of the Israeli government in this regard. She heard from President Herzog that every effort will be made so that these citizens can leave Gaza as quickly as possible.”

Source: CNN Brasil

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