Beijing, 17 March 2023 (TDI): The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Hua Chunying, announced that the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, would visit China at the end of March.
At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Federative Republic of Brazil will pay a state visit to China from March 26 to 31.🇨🇳🇧🇷
— Hua Chunying 华春莹 (@SpokespersonCHN) March 17, 2023
The duration of a visit is expected to be 4–5 days long from 26–31 March.
His statement read, “At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Federative Republic of Brazil will pay a state visit to China from March 26 to 31.”
Another Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, said at a policy briefing, “the visit would “usher in a new era and a new future for China-Brazil relations at the head-of-state level.”
Further, he added, “The talks would push the China-Brazil comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level and make new contributions to the promotion of regional and global stability and prosperity.”
Notably, the bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic of China and the Federative Republic of Brazil is characterized by mutual respect, cooperation, and strategic partnership.
China-Brazil Bilateral Ties
Historically, China and Brazil have maintained diplomatic relations since 1974, and their relationship has grown stronger.
Brazil was one of the first Latin American countries to establish diplomatic relations with China, and both countries have since maintained a strong diplomatic and economic relationship.
The bilateral trade between China and Brazil has grown significantly in recent years. China has become Brazil’s largest trading partner, with the two countries exchanging goods and services worth billions of dollars annually.
Brazil is a significant exporter of agricultural products, minerals, and energy resources to China, while China is a major exporter of manufactured goods to Brazil.
Overall, the China-Brazil relationship is a critical factor in the global economy and geopolitics. The two countries have built a strategic partnership based on mutual respect and cooperation, and their relationship has significant implications for global trade, development, and governance.
While challenges exist, both countries continue to work together to deepen their relationship and promote mutual interests.