In his first trip to Britain, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stressed during talks with Prime Minister Tony Blair the need to hammer out a comprehensive global trade agreement, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.
Lula said that without a deal developing nations like Brazil would suffer from inequalities in global trade regulations that favor the world's wealthiest nations. The center-left Brazilian president has made promoting fair global trade a priority during his three years in office.
The Brazilian president also reiterated his concern about the death of a Brazilian man last year in London and said he would visit with his family during his three-day visit.
Last July British authorities mistakenly shot and killed Jean Charles de Menezes in a London metro station thinking he was a possible terror suspect following the train and bus bombings that killed nearly three dozen people.