Lula spent R$140,000 on two meeting rooms in the UK

Lula spent R$140,000 on two meeting rooms in the UK

The Brazilian government’s participation in the coronation of King Charles III was costly to taxpayers. From April 26 to May 9, the delegation headed by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent R$140,000 on two meeting rooms at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London, in London.

The space is able to seat between ten and 30 people and has water and coffee services. According to a survey it conducted the West In the Transparency portalThe expenses were used to “accommodate the advanced class and the official and technical delegation” of the Presidency of the Republic.

This amount is negligible compared to spending on housing. The Brazilian government spent R$1.3 million for 57 rooms in the same hotel. In total, 80 people accompanied the CEO.

Lola’s travel routine

On another trip, This time to China and the United Arab EmiratesThe Brazilian government spent R$6.6 million. The president’s team was in both countries from April 12 to 15.

In accommodation alone, the Brazilian delegation spent R$3.2 million. To transport Lula’s guests, R$1.3 million was spent on car rental. To hire interpreters, the federal government paid about R$500,000. Travel expenses were obtained through the Access to Information Act. Prices do not include air transportation, and flight costs are paid via Brazilian Air Force.

Expenditures were higher in China, where R$5.4 million was disbursed. On the last day of engagements in Xi Jinping’s country, the government held a cocktail party at the Brazilian embassy at a cost of R$130,000. In the UAE, total expenditures amounted to R$1.2 million.

Expenses do not only concern the president. They also included at least 73 people who accompanied him on the trip. The average cost for each of Lula’s companions was R$90,000.

Among the names that participated in the delegation were Minister Fernando Haddad, Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco, and one of the leaders of the Landless People’s Movement, João Pedro Stedel. The delegation was also accompanied by trade unionists.

according to Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe numbers refer to what was determined until May 5th.

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