The President of the Republic, Michel Temer, will pay a state visit to China on September 1. In Beijing, he will hold meetings with President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang and the Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Yu Zhengsheng.
The visit takes place at the invitation of President Xi Jinping and reflects the commitment of the two countries to the continued deepening of their Global Strategic Partnership. On the occasion, issues to be addressed will include measures, among others, aimed at diversifying bilateral trade and carrying out new Chinese investments in Brazil, as well as actions in the fields of cultural and consular cooperation.
The visit will also be an opportunity to examine means of strengthening existing institutional channels between the two countries – such as the China-Brazil High-Level Coordination and Cooperation Committee (COSBAN) and the Global Strategic Dialogue, at the level of foreign ministers – in order to further enhance the dynamism of the broad bilateral agenda for the benefit of Brazilians and Chinese.
The meetings will also address issues of the global agenda, including international governance, sustainable development and climate change, in addition to the partnership within the BRICS, G20 and BASIC multilateral mechanisms.
On September 2, President Temer will attend a seminar on Investment Opportunities, during which he will present the Brazilian reform agenda and investment opportunities in Brazil to Chinese businessmen.
China is Brazil's largest trading partner. In 2016, bilateral exchange reached 58.5 billion dollars. China is also an investor with a growing presence in important sectors of Brazil’s domestic economy.