The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on the 17th that in response to the PresidentXi Jinpinginvite,BrazilPresident Lula (Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva) will visitBeijingvisited the country. The outside world believes that Lula had earlier proposed that the “Mercosur of the South” (Mercosur), composed of Brazil, Argentina and other South American countries, would try to reach a free trade agreement with China.
According to a previous Reuters report, Lula will meet Xi Jinping on March 28. While in power from 2003 to 2010, Lula visited China twice. This is his first visit to China in his new term. He is expected to hold talks with the Chinese side on issues of trade, investment and the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on the 17th that both China and Brazil are major developing countries and important emerging market countries, and they are comprehensive strategic partners for each other. It is believed that President Lula’s visit will usher in a new era and a new future for China-Pakistan relations at the state level, promote the China-Pakistan Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to a new level, and promote regional and world cooperation. Will make new contributions to stability and prosperity.
According to the Hong Kong Economic Daily, Lula visited Brazil’s neighboring country Uruguay after taking office in January this year and persuaded Uruguay not to negotiate a trade deal with China, as it could affect Mercosur’s operations . Obstruction of the overall agreement with the Customs Union and China’s hard work.
The Southern Common Market is made up of four member countries: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Venezuela’s membership has been suspended since 2016 due to the domestic situation. Mercosur includes other South American countries, including Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Suriname and Guyana.
It is noteworthy that only Paraguay among South American countries has not yet established diplomatic relations with Beijing. Paraguay is a full member of MERCOSUR. As the Central American country of Honduras prepares to establish diplomatic ties with Beijing, and MERCOSUR intends to hold trade talks with China, Paraguay could be the next Taiwan friend to establish diplomatic ties with Beijing, according to the analysis. Could
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