Governor of Brazilian state of Bahia in China to work on energy, infrastructure and automotive projects


The governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia has begun a 10-day working visit to China that will focus on energy, infrastructure and automotive projects.

“We will have agendas with companies that already have investments signed for the state, and we will also discuss new projects related to smart cities and transport, for example. We will work to bring good news”, said Jerónimo.

According to data from the state government, China is Bahia’s main foreign trade partner. The main products exported to the country are cotton, polyethylene and soy.

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According to the governor’s office, Jerónimo Rodrigues, will participate in meetings with political and business authorities in the Asian country to discuss projects in areas such as renewable energy, infrastructure, automotive industry and technology.

In addition to Rodrigues, the delegation from Bahia includes the secretaries of Economic Development (SDE), Ângelo Almeida; and Science, Technology and Innovation (Secti), André Joazeiro; as well as the superintendent of Attracting Investments and Fostering Economic Development at SDE, Paulo Guimarães.

Rodrigues´ agenda in the Asian country should last between 10 and 12 days. The Governor of Bahia decided to travel to China after the postponement of the visit to China by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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In addition to Beijing, the governor will visit seven other Chinese cities.

During a stopover in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, the governor of Bahia and his entourage met with the Brazilian ambassador in Portugal, Raimundo Carreiro Silva, last Thursday.

“We know that China is far away, right? So I stopped in Lisbon, to meet the Brazilian ambassador in the city, Raimundo Carreiro Silva. I was very honored with the attention, thank you! Now let’s move on. Let’s Work in China”, he wrote.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – popularly known as Lula – on 14 April in Beijing.

Brazilian officials said Friday that Lula will leave for Beijing on April 11 and that he and Xi will keep to their original agenda, which includes the signing of some 20 agreements with China – Brazil’s largest trading partner.


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