Date
22 November 2017
President Xi Jinping arrives in Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil for the sixth BRICS summit. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping arrives in Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil for the sixth BRICS summit. Photo: Xinhua

China, Brazil to sign 20 deals on Xi visit

China and Brazil are expected to sign 20 bilateral deals during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the South American country this week, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday.

Brazil’s Ambassador to China, Valdemar Carneiro Leão, told Southern Metropolis Daily that rail will be at the center of cooperation between the two countries and it’s hoped that Chinese companies can use their expertise in the area to help Brazil build much needed new rail networks.

Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff also told China Central Television that Brazil is looking to tap China’s experience and technology in railway construction. Rousseff said that in the four decades of diplomatic ties, China and Brazil have developed a wide-ranging strategic partnership and more cooperation is expected.

Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on the weekend that China Railway Corp. aims to enlist local partners to bid for the railway concession between the states of Mato Grosso and Goiás. The company is also interested in building a railway that connects the state of Maranhão with Peru.

Xi will also attend the sixth BRICS summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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