July 04th, 2008 | Xinhua China ready to promote Sino-Brazilian strategic partnership
China attaches great importance to its relations with Brazil, and is ready to further promote the development of bilateral strategic partnership, said visiting senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) He Guoqiang Wednesday.
He, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
He said China will continue to keep high-level contacts with Brazil, improve economic and trade cooperation, expand exchanges in such fields as parliaments, political parties, culture, education, science, technology and tourism, and strengthen cooperation in international affairs.
He, who started the visit in the country Friday after a goodwill visit to Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago, expressed his appreciation for the Brazilian government’s adherence to the one-China policy and its support for China’s efforts to oppose “Taiwan independence”.
Lula said the exchanges between political parties have been playing an important role in bilateral relations, and the Brazilian government will continue to support the friendly exchanges and cooperation in various forms between the political parties of the two sides.
Lula expressed his satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations and said he will continue to strengthen bilateral strategic partnership.
Lula said he is looking forward to attending the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, which is scheduled to open on August 8 this year.
Brazil is the third leg of He’s four-country visit that will also take him to Angola.