BR-CN – Brazilian president meets with Chinese defense minister


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Agencies Xin Hua e do peoples Daily News

Brazilian president meets with
defense minister

24 October 2004– Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday met visiting Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan and both sides pledged to work together for world peace and stability.

During the 40-minute meeting at the presidential palace of Planalto, Lula said he is pleased with the bilateral relations since a strategic partnership was established between the two countries.

Cao Gangchuan, also vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission and state councilor, arrived in the capital Friday for a four-day visit.

Lula reaffirmed Brazil's support for China's reunification and the one-China policy and pledged to joint hands with China in working for world peace and stability and boost development.

Cao said that since China and Brazil established diplomatic ties 30 years ago, the two countries have cooperated extensively and fruitfully in various fields like politics, economy, trade, science and technology.

They have also developed a sound military relationship with military exchanges and cooperation being expanded and strengthened, Cao added.

The Chinese minister said China is willing to make joint efforts with Brazil to contribute to world peace and common development.

Also on Friday, Cao and his Brazilian counterpart, Jose Viegas Filho, held talks and signed a cooperation agreement covering defense, science and technology.

Lula visited China last May

Commander-in-chief of Brazilian air force
arrives in Beijing

Xinhua-News Agency

22 August 2004 -Luiz Bueno, commander-in-chief of the Brazilian air force, arrived in Beijing Sunday morning to start his seven-day official goodwill visit to China at the invitation of Qiao Qingchen, commander of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

China positive in promoting China-Brazil military
ties, defense minister

Xinhua-News Agency

23 August 2004–China holds an positive attitude in promoting the friendly cooperation between the armies of China and Brazil, its defense minister Cao Gangchuan said in Beijing Monday.

In a meeting with Luiz Carlos Da Silva Bueno, commander in chief of Brazil's Air Force, Cao, also Chinese state councilor and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, said that the relations between the armies of China and Brazil have been progressing smoothly since the two countries forged full diplomatic ties 30 years ago.

China hopes the two armies, including their air forces, will increase exchange and cooperation so as to contribute to the improvement of Sino-Brazilian strategic partnership.

Bueno said the two countries and their armies enjoy profound, traditional friendship. He wishes his visit will further promote exchanges between the two armies and create good conditions for closer cooperation.

Cao also briefed Bueno on China's national defense policy, economic development and China's stance and principle on the Taiwan issue.


News published in the People´s Daily dealing the sino-brazilian relationship.
Official note issed by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense on 22 October 2004.

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