Brazil would maintain its current policy of giving priority to
developing its ties with China, no matter who the next Brazilian
president was, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told outgoing
Chinese ambassador Jiang Yuande on Wednesday.
During a meeting with Jiang, Lula said the development of
strategic relations between Brazil and China was vital to the
establishment of a more balanced world political and trade
The exchange of visits between President Hu Jintao and him in
2004 gave a strong boost to relations between the two countries,
said Lula, adding that the good momentum had been maintained
bilaterally in all fields.
For his part, Jiang said the deepening of the strategic
partnership between China and Brazil served the basic interests of
the two peoples, and he hoped that both nations would continue to
(Xinhua News Agency March 23, 2006)