Wang Yi Meets with Chief Advisor of the Presidency of Brazil Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim

(2023-04-13 23:55)

On April 13, 2023, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi met with Chief Advisor of the Presidency of Brazil  Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim who came to China ahead of Brazilian President Lula da Silva's visit.

Wang Yi said that President Lula's visit to China marks an important milestone in the history of China-Brazil relations. The world today is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, and has entered a new period of turbulence and transformation. The upcoming strategic meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Lula, the leaders of two major developing countries, will have a global impact and draw a new blueprint for the growth of bilateral relations.

Wang Yi stressed that China has always viewed and developed its relations with Brazil from a strategic perspective. As the largest developing countries in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres respectively, China and Brazil have both firmly followed a development path suited to their respective national conditions, pursued independent foreign policies, advocated peaceful settlement of disputes, opposed interference in other countries' internal affairs, supported multi-polarization of the world, and opposed unilateralism. The comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries boasts immense potential and broad prospects.

Wang Yi said that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative. China is ready to work with Brazil to strengthen strategic communication, deepen practical cooperation, and promote synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and Brazil's re-industrialization scheme, so as to deliver more benefits to the two countries and peoples. China is ready to work with Brazil to deepen BRICS cooperation, promote BRICS expansion, enhance BRICS mechanisms' influence, and contribute to reforms of the global governance system.

Amorim said that as today's world is faced with a series of major global challenges such as the pandemic, wars and climate change, developing countries must strengthen cooperation and solidarity more than ever before. China is playing an increasingly important role in international affairs. Particularly, China’s recent success in brokering the talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Beijing has made important contributions to world peace. Brazil highly values the Brazil-China comprehensive strategic partnership and stands ready to strengthen strategic cooperation with China. Amorim expressed the confidence that President Lula's visit to China will be a complete success and elevate Brazil-China relations to new heights.

The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual interest and concern.