Status: 04.12.2023, 17:49 PM
The President of Brazil: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa
"Will he be arrested when he comes? Brazil's President Lula da Silva does not give a security guarantee for Russia's head of state Putin at the G20 summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Berlin - Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva does not want to give Russian President Vladimir Putin a security guarantee for next year's G20 summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Whether Putin is arrested in Brazil on the basis of the arrest warrant of the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Ukraine is not in his area of competence, Lula said at the German-Brazilian government consultations in Berlin. "Will he be arrested when he comes? Maybe, can't be. That will be decided by the judiciary," Lula said. Unlike Russia and the United States, Brazil is a party to the Rome Statute to the International Criminal Court.
Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Lula, together with numerous ministers from both countries, met in Berlin on Monday for the first German-Brazilian intergovernmental consultations in more than eight years. According to the Federal Government, the focus was on bilateral economic and financial policy issues, green transformation and the topics of energy, climate, environmental development, food, and foreign and defence policy. The meeting is also important for Berlin because Brazil took over the presidency of the G1 round of leading economic powers on 20 December. Dpa