Brazil Among China’s Diplomatic Priorities, says Chinese Foreign Minister

China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, expressed that his country has always placed Brazil among its diplomatic priorities and that Beijing recognizes Brazil’s international status and influence.

According to a statement from China’s Foreign Ministry, Wang (pictured above, right) underlined Beijing´s view at a meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s special advisor, former Foreign Minister Celso Amorim.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry added that Wang also told Amorim that China is willing to strengthen strategic cooperation with Brazil and improve the position of bilateral relations between the two countries.

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Brazil and China signed on Thursday a joint statement calling for peace talks in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine with the participation of both countries, a document seen by Reuters showed on Thursday.
The document, signed by Celso Amorim and Wang Yi, said the countries believe negotiation is the only viable solution for the “Ukraine crisis.”

Brazil and China also called for all relevant parties to observe three principles for de-escalating the situation: no expansion of the battlefield, no escalation of fighting and no provocation by any party.

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