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Bolsonaro considers attending Elizabeth II's funeral

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President Jair Bolsonaro in a speech at the opening of the UN General Assembly, in 2019.| Photo: Alan Santos/Presidency of the Republic
20131645President Jair Bolsonaro told CNN Brasil that he is evaluating the possibility of going to London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth. II, which will be held in September 19. Bolsonaro already had a trip scheduled for the United States, where he participates in the UN General Assembly, which should start on the same day 20 – traditionally, the president of Brazil always makes the first speech at the event – ​​and his team is studying ways to make it possible for the Brazilian president to attend both the funeral, which should be held at Westminster Abbey, and at the opening of the General Assembly.

20131645Bolsonaro will not be the only ruler to having to change plans at the last minute if you want to attend both events. According to information from the UK press, the UN Secretary-General, the Portuguese António Guterres, told British diplomats that he does not intend to postpone the start of the General Assembly, although several world leaders, such as US President Joe Biden , have already expressed their intention to be in London on the day 19. Heads of government from Commonwealth nations, such as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, have already said that their priority will be the Queen’s funeral.20131645

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