The 3rd Meeting of the Brazil-China Global Strategic Dialogue was held in Brasilia on July 25, co-chaired by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ernesto Araújo, and by the State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister of China, Wang Yi. The Dialogue was established in 2012 to strengthen the bilateral agenda, as well as to exchange views on relevant international issues.
The Foreign Ministers commended the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Brazil and China. Both ministers underscored the soundness of the bilateral agenda, which is reflected in the intense exchange of high-level visits during the year 2019.
The Parties exchanged information on their respective foreign policies and assessed the progress of bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade; investment and infrastructure; and science, technology and innovation, among others. By highlighting the largest bilateral trade chain in history in 2018, of almost $100 billion, they renewed their interest in continuing to expand bilateral trade flows, especially with the diversification and value addition of products sold by Brazil. Both sides agreed to work together to expand investment flows in accordance with their respective national interests and rules.
The Ministers also addressed relevant issues in their respective regions and on the international agenda, such as the WTO, G20 and BRICS.