Xi Jinping Plans Strategic Visit to Brazil in November

by: Jessica Ferreira

Preparations are being made for a possible visit by the Chinese leader to Brazil in November, which could take place before or after his participation in the G20 summit, scheduled for the 18th and 19th of the same month in Rio de Janeiro.

Xi’s third visit to Brazil, planned as a state visit to Brasilia, symbolizes the high importance in which bilateral relations are held, through formal ceremonies, and underlines the importance of growing trade and investment between the two countries, despite a recent drop in investment, according to the Brazilian press.

Chinese President Xi Jinping began his first trip to Europe in five years this week, with the aim of exploring strategic opportunities and promoting a new international agenda, beginning in France, followed by visits to Serbia and Hungary.

China To Deepen Practical Cooperation With Brazil in All Areas

One of the main objectives of this visit would be to strengthen Brazil’s adherence to the “Belt and Road” initiative, a global infrastructure expansion project launched by Xi Jinping in 2013, and a key instrument in deepening diplomatic and economic ties in the current context of growing geopolitical tensions, especially with the United States.

Brazilian President Lula da Silva’s previous visit to Beijing in April 2023 reiterated the mutual interest in synchronizing the two countries’ development policies and investment programs, which could be consolidated with Xi’s upcoming visit to Brazil, with the discussion of Brazil’s possible integration into the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, leading to closer relations between the two countries.

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