Brazil’s Vice President to represent his country at two summits with China

28 October 2013

Brazil will take part in two high level meetings with China this week and next and will be represented by Vice President Michel Temer, who will be accompanied by ministers and businesspeople, Brazilian news agency Agência Brasil reported in Brasilia.

According to the news agency, businesspeople from a variety of sector sand ministers will accompany the Vice President on his trip to China to discuss progress in two-way relations and business opportunities in the areas of trade, infrastructure, science and technology, and education.

As head of the Brazilian delegation of the Chinese-Brazilian high level cooperation Commission, on 6 November in Guangzhou the Vice President will discuss the main economic, commercial and financial issues between the two countries with Chinese deputy Prime Minister, Wang Yang, the head of the Chinese delegation.

This will be the third meeting of Cosban, which was held last year in Brazil and in Beijing in 2006.

According to the Brazilian Foreign Relations Ministry, Cosban is the highest level meeting for regular dialogue between the two countries and, altogether, has 11 commissions covering all aspects of two-way relations.

During his week-long visit to China, Temer, who was chosen to be Brazil’s ambassador for trade with other countries, on 5 November will attend the opening ceremony of the forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries, in Macau.

The forum will bring together representatives from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Timor Leste (East Timor) and Portugal and, after meetings in Guangzhou and Macau, Temer will make an official visit to Beijing, where he is scheduled to meeting with President Xi Jinping. (macauhub)