President Miguel Diaz Canel and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met at the Palace of the Revolution after the "G77+China" summit in Havana, Cuba. During the meeting, the two leaders signed 3 agreements.

In a statement released by the Planalto Palace of the Brazilian Presidency, it was stated that agreements were signed with Cuba on the joint production of drugs against diabetes, vaccine development and technology exchange.

The statement said Canel and Lula da Silva had a "warm and productive" meeting, pointing to the opportunities available to strengthen common interests between the two countries.

"There was a mutual will to expand cooperation between our countries and raise the level of relations for the benefit of both peoples," Canel said, emphasizing the importance of rapprochement in diplomatic relations with Brazil.

It was shared that Lula da Silva had a meeting with former Cuban President Raul Castro just before his departure to the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UN).

Jair Bolsonaro, who won the 2018 elections in Brazil, said that there was no point in maintaining diplomatic relations with Cuba and that it was inappropriate to do business with a country ruled by socialism.