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Lula praises Qatar’s mediation for the truce in Gaza: “Central role in favor of peace”

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) participated in an event with businesspeople at the Business Forum in Doha, looking for investments for Brazil.

Speaking this Thursday (30), Lula welcomed Qatar’s efforts for peace negotiations during the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

“At this time, when war is once again ravaging the Middle East, Qatar is once again playing a central role in favor of peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict,” said the president.

“I want to welcome Qatar’s mediation of the agreement announced a few days ago between Israel and Hamas, which involves the release of hostages (women and children) in exchange for a temporary truce and the release of Palestinian prisoners (women and children).”

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Just minutes before the end of the last truce agreement, Israeli forces announced that a new agreement had been reached with Hamas to extend the pause in bombings for another day this Thursday. The truce lasts seven days, since its beginning last Friday (25).

At the Forum, Lula also said that Qatar is currently “one of our main gateways for business with the Middle East”, citing a “vibrant business community” with an interest in Brazil in the region.

“Construction site”

During his speech, Lula said he wants to transform Brazil into a “construction site” for investments. The PT member seeks to attract businesspeople for the country’s development.

“Building, expanding and modernizing ports, airports, highways, railways, waterways,” the president told businesspeople.

Products with greater added value, such as auto parts, defense products and Embraer aircraft were brought by the PT member as products that Brazil can offer.

In the food sector, Lula also mentioned halal meat, which respects Islamic rites in the cutting process. Brazil is one of the largest exporters of halal meat in the world.

The president is now traveling to Dubai, where he will participate in the 2023 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP28.

“I am sure that Qatar can also be an important ally in this agenda,” he added.

Source: CNN Brasil

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