Interior Secretary Heads Delegation to Brazilian Inauguration

Secretary Haaland attended all related ceremonies.

Brazil inaugurated new President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva this past week and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland attended all inaugural ceremonies as the leader of the United States Presidential Delegation for the event. She was joined by Special Assistant to the President Juan Gonzalez and the head of all U.S. embassies in Brazil, Douglas A. Koneff, as they met with Brazilian administration leaders throughout the gathering.

“Our shared commitment to democracy, human rights, Indigenous peoples, equitable economic growth, environmental protection, and other core values makes us natural partners,” said Secretary Haaland. “The Biden-Harris administration intends to use every opportunity to broaden and deepen that partnership with President Lula’s government in the years to come.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they strengthen ties with foreign governments.
  • For Secretary Haaland as she fills her role in the president’s Cabinet.
  • That the new president of Brazil would seek the Lord as he heads his nation.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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