US president Barack Obama sent a letter to his Brazilian peer Lula da Silva explaining details of his administration’s foreign policy, related to such issues as Honduras and Iran, revealed on Wednesday the Brazilian Executive.
The letter has two pages and a half and in it Obama explains “his views on several aspects of foreign policy such as the Doha Round, the coming Climate change summit in Copenhagen, the Honduras situation and relations with Iran” said a source from the Planalto Palace.
“No new proposals were advanced and the letter was received on Sunday, November 22nd precisely one day before Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad official visit to Brazil”.
In the letter Obama mentions he would have preferred to have a phone contact with President Lula da Silva to talk about the different issues had it not been for a “packed agenda”.
Lula da Silva had praised Obama’s election and anticipated with his arrival to the White House would mean a new framework for relations between Washington and Latinamerica.
Both leaders met several times in international forums such as the G-20 and Lula da Silva was the first South American leader to be received by Obama at the White House.
However in recent months Brasilia/Washington convergence turned into divergence particularly in the four issues mentioned by President Obama in his letter to the Brazilian leader.