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Xi: China-Brazil ties develop vigorously

China Daily | Updated: 2015-07-13 03:39

Xi: China-Brazil ties develop vigorously

Xi meets with his Brazilian counterpart, Dilma Rousseff, on the the 7th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, held in UFA, Russia on July 9. XIE HUANCHI / XINHUA

Chinese President Xi Jinping likens China-Brazil ties to a luxuriant tree, saying the bilateral relations are developing vigorously with increasing overall and strategic influence.

Xi made the remarks on July 9 when meeting with his Brazilian counterpart, Dilma Rousseff, on the sidelines of the 7th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, held in UFA, Russia here from Wednesday to Thursday.

Noting that China-Brazil comprehensive strategic partnership have made a constant and rapid development over recent years, Xi said the two countries have become "good friends" and "good partners" featuring win-win cooperation and common development.

The two sides, Xi said, have maintained frequent high-level exchanges, constantly scored new achievements in mutually beneficial cooperation and had close dialogue and coordination in major international and regional affairs.

China, Xi stressed, always attaches great importance to and advances the China-Brazil ties from a strategic height, adding that China is willing to work together with Brazil to cement multi-faceted exchanges, constantly improve economic and trade cooperation, optimize trade structure, facilitate constant and stable growth of bilateral trade, enhance industrial investment cooperation in the sectors such as infrastructure construction, oil and gas, electricity, clean energy, equipment manufacturing, as well as agriculture and cement financial cooperation.

China is willing to closely coordinate with Brazil in international organizations and under multilateral frameworks, such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Group of 20 and BRICS, so as to jointly promote the international system to be fairer and more reasonable and safeguard the overall interests of developing countries, Xi said.

Rousseff said that China is Brazil's largest trading partner, with the two being respectively the largest developing countries in the eastern and western hemisphere.

Hailing the frequent high-level interactions between Brazil and China, Rousseff mentioned the mid-term and long-term plan the two sides have mapped out for the development of the bilateral ties.

The two sides should make joint efforts to implement the consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries and continue to boost cooperation on trade, investment, finance, technology, astronautics, education, agricultural product, new energy, airplane manufacture and infrastructure construction, said the Brazilian president.

She voiced gratitude to China's support for Brazil's efforts to be a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, adding that Brazil stands ready to strengthen coordination with China on addressing the problem of climate change.

Xi said China attaches great importance to Brazil's role in Latin American affairs and is willing to work together with Brazil to promote the cooperation between China and Latin America as a whole, and to advance the comprehensive partnership between China and Latin America in a sustained way.

Lauding China's commitment to friendship and cooperation with Latin American countries, Rousseff said the Brazilian side will work for the development of the relationship between China and Latin America.

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