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China and Brazil agree to further expand their strategic partnership

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on April 13, 2011

by Merco Press News, April 13th, 2011.

China and Brazil on Tuesday clinched a host of government agreements and economic deals in Beijing to enhance their strategic partnership as Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff paid her first state visit to China.

After two-hour-long talks in the Great Hall of People in Beijing, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Rousseff witnessed the signing ceremony of eight cooperative agreements in areas like defence, technology and sports.

The two countries also announced that they have inked 13 economic deals during Rousseff’s visit, her first state visit to China since she took office in January, which includes a purchase order for 35 Brazil’s Embraer 190 commercial jets, a deal totalling 1.4 billion US dollars.

The two heads of state also signed a joint communiqué highlighting their “broad consensus” on areas ranging from trade to global governance.

Rousseff hoped that “Brazil-China ties could see a qualitative leap” by advancing bilateral strategic partnership and promoting exchanges and cooperation in such areas as trade, investment, finance, technology, agriculture, infrastructure, mining and culture. (continue reading… )




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