Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday highlighted Brazil's commitment to developing the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries as he met with the South American country's Vice President Hamilton Mourao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to bolster binational ties.
According to the Xinhua newsagency, Xi underscored that China and Brazil are the largest developing countries in the eastern and western hemispheres, respectively. He also pointed out that both countries are important major emerging economies with a desire for common development as well as huge development potential, and both are major powers in the process of global multipolarization.
Both sides should continue to take each other as an opportunity and partner for their own development, and to respect, trust and support each other, and build the relationship between the two countries as a model of cooperation between developing countries and an important power facilitating world peace and development, Xi said 45 years after both countries started reciprocal full diplomatic relations.
Xi also called on the two countries to make new contributions to the building of a new type of international relations and stressed that China supports Brazil's prosperity and development. He also welcomed Brazil's invilvement in the joint construction of the Belt and Road.
Cooperation between China and Brazil is bound to usher in a broader future, Xi said.
Mourao underlined the importance of the Sino-Brazilian relationship. He added that China was a comprehensive, strategic and reliable partner.
Brazil is willing to facilitate the synergy of its investment partnership projects with the Belt and Road Initiative and expand cooperation in areas including trade, science and technology, and innovation, said Mourao, adding that Brazil welcomes more investments from China.
Mourao also expressed gratitude for China's support for the BRICS leaders' summit which will be held in Brazil this year, and said Brazil is willing to work with China to enhance coordination and cooperation in multilateral mechanisms including the BRICS, WTO and G20, to safeguard multilateralism and the global multilateral trading system.