Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan’s visit to Brazil will give a “strong boost to the comprehensive strategic partnership” between both countries, according to China’s Foreign Ministry.
Wang Qishan was President Xi Jinping’s special representative at the inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil’s new President on 1 January.
Prior to Wang’s arrival in Brazil, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin underlined that “China and Brazil are both major developing countries and important emerging markets”.
“We are each other’s, comprehensive strategic partners. Since diplomatic ties were established 48 years ago, bilateral relations have enjoyed the sound and steady development with fruitful practical cooperation in various sectors,” the Foreign Ministry spokesperson added.
Wang Wenbin also pointed out that the comprehensive and strategic nature of the partnership has become more pronounced and its “global influence is continually on the rise”.
“We believe this visit will give a strong boost to our partnership and bring it to new heights, delivering more benefits for both countries and peoples and contributing to regional and global peace, stability and prosperity,” the Foreign Ministry representative said.