On January 19, 2024 local time, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Chief Advisor of the Presidency of Brazil Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim in Brasilia.
Amorim said, the Brazil-China comprehensive strategic partnership has gone beyond the bilateral scope and become an important balancing factor on the international arena, which is conducive to world peace and stability. In the face of changes and chaos in today’s world, Brazil is willing to further strengthen strategic communication and coordination with China and elevate the comprehensive strategic cooperation between the two countries to a new height. Brazil firmly supports China’s position on the Taiwan question and will continue to abide by the one-China principle, which has been the strong consensus of successive Brazilian governments since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries 50 years ago and will not change.
Wang Yi said, Brazil was the first developing country to establish a strategic partnership with China and the first major Latin American country to elevate bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership. The interests of the two countries are closely integrated, and bilateral cooperation in various fields has long been at the forefront of China-Latin America cooperation and has played an important leading role. He expressed thanks to Brazil for its firm support for China in safeguarding its core interests, which fully demonstrates the due meaning of the China-Brazil comprehensive strategic partnership. The Chinese side is ready to take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as an opportunity to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields and directions, strengthen the alignment of development strategies, and build a China-Brazil community with a shared future.
Wang Yi said, the world has entered a new period of turbulence and transformation, marked by increased uncertainty and instability. As independent emerging major countries, China and Brazil should first manage their own affairs well, while strengthening unity and cooperation, and anchoring common goals to demonstrate their responsibilities as major countries and become crucial stabilizing forces in a multipolar system. China supports Brazil in playing a greater role in international and regional affairs, and is ready to work with Brazil to strengthen strategic coordination to better safeguard the common interests of developing countries, and respond to global challenges more effectively.
The two sides also had an exchange of views on strengthening cooperation in the United Nations, BRICS cooperation, China-Latin America cooperation, and exploring sub-regional cooperation such as with the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR).