Wang Qishan Meets with Brazilian President Rousseff

On February 13, 2012, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia.

Rousseff said Brazil-China ties have witnessed strong growth in recent years and that political mutual trust has been enhanced amid frequent high-level exchanges. Rousseff said Brazil views its ties with China from a global perspective and believes in the strategic importance of bilateral ties. The China-Brazil High-level Coordination and Cooperation Committee is an important cooperation platform between the two countries. She said bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, finance, science and technology has developed greatly since the two countries held the first session of the China-Brazil High-level Coordination and Cooperation Committee in Beijing in 2006. The two sides have signed and earnestly implemented their Joint Action Plan, and started to develop a 10-year cooperation plan. Brazil welcomes Chinese enterprises to expand investment in Brazil and hopes to improve the trade structure and achieve a qualitative leap of bilateral economic and trade relations.

Rousseff spoke highly of the positive role played by China in the world economic growth, peace and stability, adding Brazil supports China's development. Brazil and China, as strategic partners, share broad common interests and tremendous prospects for cooperation, the Brazilian president said, adding that she hopes the two nations could strengthen their cooperation in various multi-lateral mechanisms including the G20 and BRICS and jointly lift the level of cooperation among emerging developing economies so as to promote world economic recovery and growth.

For his part, Wang conveyed the cordial greetings and good wishes from President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Wang said he agreed with President Rousseff's comments on bilateral ties. China is ready to work with Brazil to earnestly implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and give full play to the role of the China-Brazil High-level Coordination and Cooperation Committee as an important platform. He urged both sides to deepen pragmatic cooperation, enhance coordination on key international and regional issues and jointly safeguard the interests of developing nations to further enrich the connotations of China-Brazil strategic partnership. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development will be held in Rio de Janeiro this year. The Chinese side is willing to maintain communication and coordination with Brazil to push for the success of the meeting.

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