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China and Brazil Hold the Fourth Foreign Ministerial-Level Comprehensive Strategic Dialogue
2024-01-20 10:05

On January 19, 2024 local time, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira co-chaired the fourth China-Brazil Foreign Ministerial-Level Comprehensive Strategic Dialogue in Brasilia.

Wang Yi said, China-Brazil relations have withstood the test of complex changes in the international situation. Since the two sides launched the foreign ministerial-level comprehensive strategic dialogue 10 years ago, mutual trust has become stronger, communication has been deeper, and cooperation in various fields has shown broader prospects. The two sides understand and support each other on issues involving their respective core interests and major concerns, which provides a solid guarantee for the sound and steady growth of China-Brazil relations. China has always given priority to its relations with Brazil in its overall diplomacy and its diplomacy with Latin America, and supports Brazil in promoting state development and national rejuvenation. The Chinese side stands ready to work with the Brazilian side to take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Brazil as an opportunity to strengthen the synergy of development strategies, and expand new areas and tap new potential for cooperation, so as to inject new impetus into and open up new prospects for the China-Brazil comprehensive strategic partnership.

Mauro Vieira said that Brazil-China relations have made great progress, thanks to the solid mutual trust between and the strategic guidance of the two heads of state. Describing Brazil-China cooperation as mutually beneficial, large-scale, high-quality, fast-growing and wide-ranging, he said that it has provided vital support for the development of both countries and brought tangible benefits to the two peoples. Brazil attaches importance to its relationship with China, stays committed to the one-China principle, and looks forward to deepening bilateral cooperation in various fields, so as to lift Brazil-China relations to new heights.

The two sides had in-depth communication and reached broad consensus on practical cooperation, international situation, multilateral coordination and hotspot issues, among others.

Both sides will strengthen high-level exchanges, give full play to the role of the China-Brazil High-level Coordination and Cooperation Committee, the China-Brazil Foreign Ministerial-Level Comprehensive Strategic Dialogue and other mechanisms, and resume counterpart consultation mechanisms between the two countries in various fields at an early date.

The two sides will support each other in pursuing their own modernization path suited to their respective national conditions, explore the strategic synergy between the Belt and Road cooperation and Brazil's re-industrialization and New Growth Acceleration Program, deepen cooperation in traditional areas such as agriculture, energy minerals, infrastructure and aerospace and aviation, and expand cooperation in emerging fields such as connectivity, health care, green development, digital economy, clean energy and artificial intelligence.

Both sides will make a success a series of celebration activities for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, push for the full resumption of people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and consolidate the public support for the China-Brazil friendship. Both sides signed an agreement on mutual visa facilitation to further expand personnel exchanges.

Recognizing the increasing global influence of the China-Brazil relationship that has gone beyond the bilateral scope, both sides expressed their willingness to strengthen strategic coordination within the frameworks of the United Nations, the Group of 20 (G20), BRICS, and the World Trade Organization, enhance the voice and representation of developing countries, and safeguard the common interests of emerging markets and developing countries. China supports Brazil in hosting the G20 Leaders' Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and keeps to the right direction of global governance. China is willing to work with Brazil towards an equal and orderly multipolar world and a universally beneficial and inclusive economic globalization.

Both sides will push for the political settlement of hotspot issues and make China's and Brazil's contributions to promoting peace and development.

Agreeing that China-Latin America cooperation serves the common interests of China and Latin America and accords with the trend of the times, the two sides expressed their readiness to further activate China-Latin America cooperation, so as to help regional countries strengthen themselves through unity and speed up development and revitalization.

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