President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that he stands ready to make joint efforts with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to lift the comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level to benefit the two countries and their people.
He made the remark when exchanging greetings with Bolsonaro on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations.
Since their diplomatic ties were forged 45 years ago, the China-?Brazil relationship has grown stronger as time goes by, with fruitful achievements in all areas, bringing concrete benefits to people of the two countries, Xi said.
China and Brazil have set a good example of unity, cooperation and shared development between developing countries, he said. Xi said both countries are now at a critical period of national development, and bilateral cooperation has huge potential and a promising future.
Bolsonaro said in a message that his nation is proud that the two countries have been adhering to the goal of mutual development and bilateral cooperation.
That cooperation has become mature and diversified since the two countries established diplomatic ties, he said. Two-way trade and mutual investment between Brazil and China have been growing continuously and the two countries enjoy good cooperation in strategic fields such as space, which fully reflects the mutually beneficial nature of the Brazil?-China relationship, Bolsonaro said.
The Brazilian president added that he is willing to work with Xi and jointly plan for further development of bilateral ties to benefit the nations' people.