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Tsipras: We agreed with Lula on the need for cooperation between leftist and progressive forces

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They agreed that the fight that these forces have to give today for democracy and the confrontation of inequalities against the alliance of the right and the extreme right, is equally important

The President of SYRIZA-PS, Alexis Tsipras, met in Brasilia with the new President of Brazil, Luis Inacio Lula da Silvawhom he congratulated on his election.

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In this context, they discussed the governmental experience of the left and progressive forces in Greece and Brazil. They agreed that today’s struggle for democracy and tackling inequalities against the right and far-right alliance is as important as the struggle of the previous decades to defend society from austerity policies and neoliberal globalization.

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They emphasized, at the same time, that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the new cold war it is leading to, the US-China rivalry and the climate crisis, have serious consequences for Europe and Latin America that call for closer cooperation for peace and sustainable development. Alexis Tsipras informed the Brazilian President on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the increasing Turkish aggression and underlined the importance of sending messages to Turkey for respect of international law and for a fair and sustainable solution of the Cyprus issue on the basis of the UN resolutions.

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Also, the President of SYRIZA-PS met her Vice President and Minister of Labor of Spain, Yolanda Diaz with whom he spoke about the Spanish government’s effort to strengthen labor rights and about the measures taken in order not to pass on the costs of the energy crisis to society. At the same time, they talked about the cooperation of all progressive European forces in a common front against the right-wing and far-right alliance that is being formed.

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Alexis Tsipras informed the Spanish Vice President about the increasing Turkish aggression and the importance of our European partners sending clear messages to Turkey in favor of respecting international law.

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