Brazil leader arrives in China for summit of developing economies
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff arrived in China Monday for talks with Chinese leaders and a summit of five of the world's largest developing nations, dpa reported.
Rousseff was scheduled to meet President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao and attend a meeting of Chinese and Brazilian entrepreneurs during her six-day visit, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
She also planned to join her Russian, Indian, Chinese and South African counterparts Thursday at the third leaders summit of the BRICS group in the southern resort of Sanya.Rousseff told Chinese state media before her visit that Brazil wanted to deepen its partnership with China through cooperation in "strategic sectors."
"China can benefit a lot from the opportunities in terms of the growth in Brazilian economy," Brazilian Ambassador to China Clodoaldo Hugueney told China's official Xinhua news agency last week.
"It is important for China to be there to cooperate with Brazilian companies to establish joint ventures to contribute to this continued growth of the Brazilian economy as well as to invest in the social sector, infrastructure and explore new offshore oil reserves in Brazil," Hugueney said.
The agency said China had been Brazil's biggest trade partner and foreign investor since 2009 with bilateral trade valued at more than 56 billion dollars last year.