Chinese, Brazilian presidents hold phone talks on bilateral ties

08:11, February 12, 2010      

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President Hu Jintao held a telephone conversation with his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on bilateral ties Thursday, with both sides expressing willingness to promote cooperation.

The Chinese president said China-Brazil relations have been deepening in a comprehensive way, marked by frequent exchange of visits between their leaders and political mutual trust.

The Brazilian president's state visit to China last year brought the two countries' strategic partnership to a new level as the two sides reached consensus over a broad range of major issues, Hu said.

The two countries have agreed to map out a joint action plan, he said, adding that exchanges and cooperation in various fields have seen new momentum and the two sides have maintained close coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs.

China-Brazil cooperation enjoys solid political foundation and broad prospect for development, Hu said.

He said further development of their strategic partnership is in the fundamental interests of both countries and is their common aspiration. It is also conducive to world peace and common development, he said.

He also said China highly values its relations with Brazil and is ready to work with the Brazilians to further promote strategic partnership between the two countries.

On cooperation between the BRIC nations -- Brazil, Russia, India and China, Hu said the four countries share the same or similar opinions on many global issues and have great potential in bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

China attaches great importance to the cooperation platform of BRIC countries and is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with Brazil, Russia and India, he said.

Hu emphasized China and Brazil are both members of the BASIC countries and share extensive consensus on the issue of climate change. Through qualitative coordination and cooperation, both countries have played an important role in the climate summit held in Copenhagen not long ago.

He said China would like to further enhance communication and coordination with Brazil as well as G77 countries to preserve and promote the interests of developing nations so that to facilitate a positive outcome of the climate summit to be held in Mexico this year and to keep on contributing constructively to the international cooperation on climate change.

Lula extended his greetings to President Hu and the Chinese people on the coming Chinese Spring Festival, adding that Brazil has prioritized the development of the relations with China and he is glad to see a smooth pragmatic progress in various fields between the two sides.

He said that Brazil is willing to strengthen cooperation with China in fields like energy, aviation and infrastructure. Brazil would like to work with China on a stronger cooperation among the BRIC countries.

He added that during the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen, along with a number of other countries, Brazil and China cooperated closely and played an active role in making the conference successful.

Brazil is willing to continue working with China on a successful climate summit in Mexico, Lula said.

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