On August 15, 2019, President Xi Jinping and President Jair Bolsonaro of the Federative Republic of Brazil exchanged congratulatory messages, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of China-Brazil diplomatic relationship.
Xi Jinping pointed out in the congratulatory message, both China and Brazil are major developing countries and important emerging markets. For the past 45 years since the establishment of diplomatic relationship, China-Brazil relations have grown even stronger as time went by and practical cooperation in various fields has been fruitful, which has brought tangible benefits to the two peoples. Our bilateral relations have also become an exemplar of cooperation and joint development between major developing countries. Both China and Brazil are now at an important stage of development, and our cooperation enjoys great potential and broad prospects. I attach great importance to developing China-Brazil relations. I am willing to draw a blueprint for bilateral relations with President Jair Bolsonaro, and push forward the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries to a higher level, so as to benefit both countries and peoples, and make new contributions to safeguarding world peace, stability and prosperity.
In his message, Jair Bolsonaro said, we are proud that since the establishment of diplomatic relationship, the two countries have been upholding the goal of common development, while bilateral cooperation has been diversified and mature, and cooperation mechanism has been improving. The two sides have been witnessing ever-growing two-way trade and mutual investment and enjoying sound cooperation in strategic areas including aerospace, which has manifested the mutually beneficial character of Brazil-China relations. This year has seen frequent high-level exchanges between the two countries and smooth communication between the two governments. I am ready to work with President Xi Jinping to jointly plan the future path of the Brazil-China partnership to benefit the two peoples.