Xi Jinping Holds Talks with President Michel Temer of Brazil
The Two Heads of State Agree to Advance China-Brazil Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for New and Greater Development
On September 1, 2017, President Xi Jinping held talks at the Great Hall of the People with President Michel Temer of Brazil, who was in China for a state visit, as well as the BRICS Xiamen Summit and the Dialogue between Emerging Market Economies and Developing Countries. The two heads of state agreed to deepen the traditional friendship between China and Brazil and advance China-Brazil comprehensive strategic partnership for new and greater development.
Xi Jinping pointed out that as the largest developing respectively in eastern and western hemispheres, China and Brazil are important emerging market economies. China-Brazil relations represent the relationship between major developing countries featuring maturity and soundness. Over the past year, cooperation between China and Brazil has achieved steady progress, with the "troika" of trade, investment, and finance achieving good development. Bilateral cooperation mechanisms have been operated smoothly and the two sides have maintained productive communication and coordination in BRICS cooperation and major global hot issues.
Xi Jinping emphasized that China has been viewing and developing its relationship with Brazil from a strategic and overall perspective all the time. China appreciates Brazil for its consistent adherence to the one-China policy and stands ready to work with Brazil to continuously render mutual understanding and support on issues involving each other's core interests and major concerns. The two sides should give play to such mechanisms as the Brazil-China High-level Coordination and Cooperation Committee, promote exchanges and cooperation in various fields in a coordinated manner, actively probe into the docking of the "Belt and Road" initiative with the Investment Partnerships Program and the Advance Plan of Brazil, and promote regional connectivity and interconnected development. Both sides should put forward unimpeded trade, promote the sustained and stable growth of bilateral trade, deepen innovation cooperation in such fields as infrastructure construction, manufacturing, agriculture, mining industry, energy, production capacity, and science and technology, and expand exchanges and cooperation in culture, media, tourism, sports, and other fields. Both sides should also further intensify cooperation within such multilateral frameworks as the UN, the G20, the BASIC countries and the World Trade Organization (WTO), and conduct coordination and collaboration on major international issues such as global economic governance and sustainable development.
Xi Jinping pointed out that over the past decade, the BRICS countries have opened up a new path featuring equality, mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation, and achieved a batch of tangible results. China is willing to work with Brazil to promote the "three-wheel drive" of economic cooperation, political security and people-to-people and cultural exchanges among the BRICS countries, thus initiating the second "golden decade" of BRICS cooperation.
Xi Jinping stressed that China firmly supports the Latin America to unite for self-development and revitalization, and is committed to constructing a community of common destiny for China and Latin America of joint development. Taking an active and open attitude towards cooperation with the South American Common Market, China is willing to improve the level of cooperation between China and the South American Common Market.
Michel Temer expressed that Brazil and China enjoy close friendship. Brazil attaches great importance to developing bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership as Brazil is a reliable partner of China. Brazil is willing to, while pursuing development in its national reform, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with China in such sectors as trade, investment, finance, and agriculture in an all-round manner, and expand exchanges with China in people-to-people and cultural engagement, tourism and sports, so as to enhance the understanding and friendship between the two peoples. Both Brazil and China share similar stances under such multilateral frameworks as the UN, the G20 and the WTO, and keep close communication and coordination in global issues such as climate change and development. Brazil will provide China with full support in holding the BRICS Xiamen Summit successfully, and stands ready to work with China to enhance solidarity and cooperation among the BRICS countries and other developing countries.
After the talks, the two heads of state jointly witnessed the signing of more than 10 bilateral cooperation documents in production capacity, e-commerce, quality inspection, electricity, tourism, health, financing, culture, sports, and other fields.
Before the talks, Xi Jinping held a welcome ceremony for Michel Temer at the square outside the East Gate of the Great Hall of the People. Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Vice-Chairmen of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Wang Chen, Yang Jiechi, and Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Zhang Qingli attended the ceremony.