China and Brazil say they want to continue promoting strategic partnership

22 October 2019

China and Brazil attach great importance to their bilateral relationship and want to continue promoting their comprehensive strategic partnership, according to the conclusion of a meeting held in Brasilia between Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Augusto Heleno, Minister of the Office of Institutional Security of Brazil.

Yang, who is also director of the CCP Central Committee’s foreign office, said China had always considered and developed relations with Brazil from a strategic and long-term perspective, according to the Xinhua news agency.

The Chinese official gave assurances that China is willing to promote the integration of the Belt and Road initiative with Brazil’s development plan and to strengthen exchanges between people, regional interactions and communication, as well as coordination in regional and international affairs with a view to producing new mutual benefits.

He also recalled that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, will soon begin his first state visit to China, and that the leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will meet next month in Brazil.

Heleno said that the participants of the 9th Meeting of the BRICS High Representatives for Security Affairs had reached a broad consensus that strengthened unity and cooperation between the five countries.

The minister of the Office of Institutional Security of Brazil noted that his country wants to strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China in trade, infrastructure, agriculture and science and technology, as well as to consolidate and develop the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two sides. (Macauhub)