China and Brazil attach great importance to bilateral relations and want to further develop their bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, senior officials from both sides said during their meeting on Friday, report agencies.
Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met with Augusto Heleno, Brazil’s Minister of Institutional Security here.
Yang, also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, said China always views and develops relations with Brazil from a strategic and long-term perspective.
China and Brazil are both developing countries and emerging market economies, and since the establishment of diplomatic ties 45 years ago, China-Brazil relations have been developing in a healthy and stable manner, said Yang.
The pragmatic cooperation in various fields has been fruitful and has become a model for the cooperation and joint development between major developing countries, he added.
Yang said China is willing to promote the integration of China’s Belt and Road Initiative with Brazil’s development plan, strengthen people-to-people exchanges, regional interactions and communication as well as coordination on international and regional issues to better benefit the two countries and peoples.
Yang said that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will soon pay a state visit to China for the first time at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will meet next month in Brasilia.
China will fully support Brazil in holding the summit, said Yang, adding that China believes the two sides will work together to ensure the success of the meeting of the two heads of state, jointly drawing the blueprint of future bilateral relations and upgrading the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
For his part, Heleno said the participants of the ninth meeting of BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues have reached a broad consensus, which strengthened unity and cooperation among the BRICS countries.
Brazil attaches great importance to its relations with China, and President Bolsonaro will pay his first state visit to China in a few days and the Brazilian side is eagerly expecting President Xi to come to Brazil next month to attend the BRICS leaders’ meeting, said Heleno.
He said that all these things reflected the importance of the relationship between Brazil and China.
The Brazilian side appreciates China’s resolute fight against terrorism and will continue to firmly support China’s position on issues related to Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang, he added.
The Brazilian side is willing to strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China in the fields of trade, infrastructure, agriculture, science and technology, and to consolidate and develop the comprehensive strategic partnership between Brazil and China, said Heleno.
At Heleno’s invitation, Yang attended the ninth meeting of the BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues in Brasilia from Thursday to Friday.