In Brazil, the inauguration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took place on January 1. Russia was represented at the ceremony by Valentina Matvienko. She also held a series of meetings in Brazil.
The Spokesman of the Federation Council handed over to the country’s leader a written message from the President of Russia. At the same time, he confirmed that the president of Brazil was expected in Moscow.
“We are waiting for him in Moscow as soon as his schedule allows,” Valentina Matvienko was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.