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Editorial: Lula da Silva’s missed opportunity at the G7 summit

(Editorial) In his third term, Brazilian President Lula da Silva has probably not yet fully grasped that the world is not what it was twenty years ago.

The art of diplomacy can sometimes become a spider's web in which it is easy to get caught when overestimation of one's position overrides strategy.

This is perhaps the bitterest lesson Brazil took away from the recently concluded G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan.

However, it was an excellent opportunity for the country to be invited back after 14 years, despite not being a member.

A unique opportunity to reposition itself on . . .

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