Beijing, April 4 ( -- Recently, Brazilian President Lula and a large business delegation completed a four-day visit to China. In the China-Pakistan joint statement released on April 20, Lula believes that the visit was a complete success and is of great significance in the history of bilateral relations.

As the largest developing country and an important emerging market country in the eastern and western hemispheres, the overall, strategic and global influence of China-Brazil relations has become increasingly prominent. In recent years, the international pattern has undergone profound changes, and it is all the more necessary for the two countries to strengthen communication and coordination within multilateral frameworks such as the United Nations, WTO, BRICS, and the G20. As Karin Costa Vazquez, a specially invited senior researcher at the Globalization Think Tank (CCG) and a Brazilian scholar at Fudan University, said in a recent interview with, Lula's visit to China is of great significance to the two countries, indicating that China and Brazil have an important position in each other's development.

Draftsman: Wang Luyao, Chen Shankun

Hua Yiqing pointed out that China is Brazil's largest trading partner, and its investment in various industries in Brazil has exceeded 700 billion US dollars. According to data from China's Ministry of Commerce, bilateral trade between China and Brazil reached US$1714.9 billion, and China has become Brazil's largest trading partner for 14 consecutive years. Hua Yiqing believes that with President Lula's visit to Huawei, "the two countries are expected to deepen cooperative partnerships in specific areas such as environment, science and technology, innovation and global governance." ”

In addition, Hua Yiqing also listed ways to strengthen China-Brazil economic relations and promote important changes in Brazil's economic development, such as the transfer of green and clean technologies and joint research and development, investment in specific industries to create more jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and greater integration with global value chains. In recent years, investment and technology from China have been pouring into Brazil's renewable energy sector, and the deepening cooperation between the two countries in the field of sustainable development has provided an important boost to Brazil's economic transformation.

Hua Yiqing said, "President Lula's visit to China is of great significance to both China and Pakistan. For China, shortly after the conclusion of the two sessions, Brazilian President Lula began his visit to China, which marked that Brazil has an important position in the development of China's new era. For Brazil, the visit shows that the Lula government sees China as an important partner. ”

Brazil's RMB settlement arrangement is also one of the important topics of Lula's visit to China. The establishment of the RMB clearing arrangement in Brazil will facilitate the use of RMB by enterprises and financial institutions of the two countries for cross-border transactions and promote bilateral trade and investment facilitation. "This is conducive to reducing transaction costs and promoting bilateral trade, while also showing the world that the two BRICS countries of China and Pakistan are committed to promoting economic recovery in the post-pandemic era and providing alternatives to the international trade and investment system," Hua said. ”

Chinese Ambassador to Brazil Zhu Qingqiao said in a signed article published in Brazilian media on April 4 that 19 marks the 2023th anniversary of the establishment of the strategic partnership between China and Brazil, and 30 will usher in the 2024th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Standing at a new historical starting point, China is willing to work with Pakistan to fully implement the important consensus of the two heads of state, step up the implementation of the results of the visit, jointly deepen the China-Pakistan comprehensive strategic partnership characterized by openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, and work together to promote the historical process of modernization pursued by developing countries, so that China-Pakistan relations will continue to become a model of South-South cooperation in the new era. (End)