Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bilateral Relations: Brazil and China vow to boost cooperation

China and Brazil will boost their strategic partnership and strengthen cooperation in various fields, said a joint press communique issued during Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi's visit to the country.

The communique said that during his three-day visit in Brazil which began on Sunday, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met with Yang and confirmed his willingness to visit China and reiterated his request for Chinese President Hu Jintao to visit Brazil. Lula also invited Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to visit his country this year. Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim also held talks with Yang.

The two sides vowed to further the "healthy and stable development of bilateral economic and trade ties, expand and diversify bilateral trade, encourage and facilitate mutual investment and promote pragmatic cooperation, so as to continuously inject fresh vitality into the development of their relations."

China and Brazil share similar views on a large number of important international and regional affairs, the communique said.

Source: Xinhua
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