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Wang Yi Meets with Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franco França via Video Link

On October 21, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franco França via video link.

Wang Yi said that China and Brazil are globally influential countries and representatives of emerging market economies. The two countries are highly responsible for maintaining world peace and promoting world development. Both countries should sustain and strengthen strategic communication, consolidate the foundation for political trust, support each other's core interests, and stick to the development paths that suit our national conditions.

Wang Yi said that China and Brazil should join hands to combat the pandemic, and deepen pragmatic cooperation in all fields. China will continue to provide Brazil with finished and bulk vaccines, and cooperate with Brazil in vaccine development and production till the latter overcomes the pandemic. China welcomes Brazil to the fourth China International Import Expo and will import more high-quality agricultural products. The two countries should extend communication and cooperation in technology, satellite, cultural exchanges and other fields and at local levels, intensify financial cooperation, and carry out cooperation in digital economy, smart agriculture, smart city and other emerging sectors. China hopes and believes that Brazil will continue to ensure a fair, just and non-discriminatory market for Chinese enterprises in Brazil and hold an objective and open attitude towards the cooperation in communications technologies represented by 5G. He welcomed Brazilian athletes to the XXIV Olympic Winter Games to be held in China.

Wang Yi added that China and Brazil should act as pacesetters in the practice of multilateralism, pioneers in the development of an open economy, and good partners in boosting sustainable development. He hopes that Brazil will support and join the Global Development Initiative proposed by China. China will work with Brazil to implement the consensuses and achievements of the 13th BRICS Summit, oppose attempts to politicize the pandemic, label the virus and use origins tracing as a tool, and bring the BRICS mechanism to steady, solid and long-term progress. China will join hands with Brazil to lead G20 cooperation and global economic governance in the right way, and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the emerging markets and developing countries. Both countries may work together within the framework of BASIC countries to cope with climate change and adhere to the goals and principles set forth in the Paris Agreement.

França said that Brazil attaches great importance to the Brazil-China comprehensive strategic partnership, and gives top priority to enhancing cooperation with China. Brazil appreciates China's generous support for its combat against the pandemic, and will continue to extend cooperation with China including vaccine cooperation. Brazil will facilitate the steady development of bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, investment, agriculture, space, science and technology, and climate change. Brazil restates that it will not exclude any equipment supplier of 5G technology. Brazil believes that China will host a splendid Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Brazil and China should strengthen strategic coordination in the multilateral mechanism. China will take BRICS rotating chairmanship next year and Brazil will vigorously support China in promoting BRICS cooperation.

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