Celso Amorim is Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s top adviser on international affairs. On March 25, he traveled to Moscow, where he met with Vladimir Putin to discuss Ukraine, AFP learned from a presidential source in Brasilia.

Lula’s adviser spoke with the Russian president in the Kremlin for an hour, according to this source. He also had lunch with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is expected in Brazil on April 17.

At the end of January, Lula formulated a proposal, with still vague outlines, of mediation in the conflict in Ukraine by a group of countries. The Brazilian president must present this project to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on April 13.

“To say that the doors are open would be an exaggeration, but to say that they are closed is also not true,” Celso Amorim told CNN Brasil on Monday, discussing the proposal’s chances of success after meeting with Vladimir. Cheese fries.