Brazil and China celebrate today the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. To mark the date, Presidents Jair Bolsonaro and Xi Jinping, as well as Foreign Ministers Ambassador Ernesto Araújo and Wang Yi, exchanged messages alluding to the fact.
Sino-Brazilian relations are today characterized by a high degree of institutionalization and a reciprocal interest in deepening dialogue. This year, the Fifth Sino-Brazilian High-Level Commission for Concertation and Cooperation (COSBAN) was held at the level of vice presidentes, and the Third Global Strategic Dialogue between Ministers of Foreign Affairs was created under the Global Strategic Partnership. The dynamism of bilateral relations is further evidenced by the intense calendar of high-level visits, notably President Jair Bolsonaro's scheduled trip to China later this year and President Xi Jinping's visit to Brazil in November, on the occasion of the Eleventh BRICS Summit.
China has been a major source of investment and Brazil's leading trading partner since 2009. Brazil and China collaborate on successful bilateral projects in such fields as space, nanotechnology, renewable energy, among others, and have worked together in identifying areas of mutual interest where cooperation between the two countries can be intensified.
In celebrating the traditional cooperation between Brazil and China, the Brazilian government reiterates its willingness to continue working with the Chinese government to strengthen bilateral ties for the benefit of the Brazilian and Chinese peoples.