Pietro and Lola will take part in the meeting on the way to the top of the Amazon

LETICIA, Colombia, July 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Gustavo Petro and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will participate today in the closing plenary session of the Encounter on the Road to the Amazon Summit.

The meeting, which is taking place in Leticia, Colombia’s Amazonas department, aims to agree on a strategy that guarantees the integrity of the ecosystem, stopping work and destructive use of the land and avoiding reaching the point of no return, as a response to the climate and biodiversity crisis.

The meeting between the two Heads of State, which will be accompanied by their respective delegations, will take place at the National University of Colombia’s headquarters in Leticia, moments before the closing plenary session of the Technical-Scientific Meeting of the Amazon Region.

Petro will be accompanied by his foreign minister, Alvaro Leyva. Director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic, Carlos Ramon González; Environment Ministers Susana Mohamed and Agriculture Minister Jennifer Mujica and Colombia’s Ambassador to Brazil Guillermo Rivera.

President Lula da Silva will be accompanied by the country’s first lady, Rosângela Lula da Silva; Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira; Environment Ministers Marina Silva and Indigenous Peoples, Sonia Guajara; Head of the Communications Secretariat, Paulo Pimienta, and Celso Amorim, Special Adviser to the Presidency.

The closing plenary session of the Amazon Scientific Technical Meeting will be attended by indigenous peoples, NGOs and civil society; members of collaborating countries, academics and scientists; Companies and production sectors as well as regional and local bodies.

This meeting marks the starting point for creating a new agenda for the Amazon biome based on science, ancestral knowledge, social inclusion and the participation of all actors who will contribute to the design and implementation of innovative public protection policies for this important ecosystem.

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