Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R Front) meets with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota(L Front) in Beijing, capital of China, March 3, 2011. [Xinhua]
BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota in Beijing on Thursday, vowing joint efforts with Brazil' s new leadership to promote their strategic partnership.
Calling Brazil a sincere friend and strategic partner of China, Wen said the country hopes to enhance contacts with Brazil's new government, deepen political trust, and facilitate bilateral exchanges and cooperation in areas such as trade, investment, technology and culture.
Premier Wen praised the comprehensive and rapid growth of China-Brazil cooperation in recent years. He called on both sides to take full advantage of bilateral cooperation mechanisms, strengthen solidarity and collaboration among emerging economies, safeguard the common interests of developing countries, and promote the reform of global economic and financial systems in a fair and rational way.
Patriota is visiting China as the first senior official from Brazil's new government, which took office on Jan. 1 this year.
He told Wen that the new Brazilian government highly values its ties with China and considers it an important strategic partner.
Brazil is ready to make joint efforts with China to boost cooperation in various areas, enhance contact on major international and regional issues, and further cement their bilateral strategic partnership, he added.
Also on Thursday, Patriota met with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Beijing.
Yang said China welcomes Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's upcoming state visit to China, as well as her attending the third BRIC Summit to be held in China.
He believed that President Rousseff's visit would positively promote the China-Brazil strategic partnership and be conducive to enhancing cooperation among emerging economies.
President Rousseff thanked Chinese President Hu Jintao for his warm invitation and is anticipating her visit to China, said Patriota, adding he believed that President Rousseff 's visit would yield substantial results and improve bilateral relations.