China Looking to Take Bilateral Relations With Brazil to New level

China’s ambassador to Brazil, Zhu Qingqiao, has stated that the Asian country aims to take bilateral relations with Brazil to “a new level”, with investment in new areas.

For many years, China has been Brazil’s biggest trading partner and an important source of investment, with investments of over 64.5 billion euros in sectors such as oil and gas, electricity, agriculture, infrastructure, telecommunications and technology.

However, the Asian country now intends to invest further in areas to drive cutting-edge growth, such as energy transition, the digital economy, smart and low-carbon agriculture, biotechnology, information technology, artificial intelligence and the aerospace industry, Zhu said in an interview with Brazilian newspaper O Globo.

Zhu Qingqiao to head Chinese embassy in Brazil

Just over a year after Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made an historical trip to China, Vice-President Geraldo Alckmin is due to arrive in the country, accompanied by ministers, with important official and business agendas.

Ministers Rui Costa (Civil Cabinet), Simone Tebet (Planning), Paulo Teixeira (Agrarian Development) and Márcio França (Micro and Small Enterprises) are expected to attend, as well as the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Laura da Rocha, and the President of the BNDES, Aloizio Mercadante.

Alckmin will take part in the meetings of the Sino-Brazilian Commission for Concertation and High-Level Cooperation, a collegiate body for dialogue between the two countries, led by the vice-presidents.

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