Home>News Center>China

Hu pledges strategic partnership with Brazil
Updated: 2004-11-13 15:13

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged Friday to push forward the Sino-Brazilian strategic partnership.

Addressing the Brazilian National Congress, Hu said the strategic partnership would not only contribute to the prosperity of the two countries, but also promote world peace and development.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) greets his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, November 12, 2004. Hu Jintao is in Brazil for a five-day state visit. [Reuters]

Hu spoke highly of the fruitful cooperation between China and Brazil since the two countries established diplomatic relations 30 years ago.

Brazil is China's most important trade partner in Latin America while China is Brazil's in Asia, said Hu, adding that traditional friendship between the two peoples has deepened thanks to joint efforts.

Hu noted he and Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula have agreed on four principles on strengthening bilateral ties.

First, the two sides should strengthen mutual political trust and carry out consultation on an equal footing.

Second, the two countries should tap potentials for expanding mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation.

Third, the two sides should coordinate and cooperate with each other in international affairs.

Fourthly, Hu said, the two countries should encourage people-to- people exchanges to deepen mutual understanding.

Before his speech, Hu met separately with leaders of the Brazilian parliament.

The Chinese president arrived here Thursday for a state visit, the first leg of his four-nation Latin American tour, which will also take him to Argentina, Chile and Cuba.

He is expected to attend the Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation slated for Nov. 20-21.

  Today's Top News     Top China News

Nation likely to be 3rd largest trading power



Nutritional imbalance plagues people



Mine blast kills 33, injures 6 in Henan



Coal mining: Most deadly job in China



Consumer price remains stable in October



Work on anti-trust legislation stepped up


  Hu pledges strategic partnership with Brazil
  Coal mining: Most deadly job in China
  Mine blast kills 33, injures 6 in Henan
  Wen: Nation strengthens ties with Luxembourg
  Beijing depicts future in year of 2020
  Work on anti-trust legislation stepped up
  Go to Another Section  
  Story Tools  
  News Talk  
  It is time to prepare for Beijing - 2008