Brazil Leader Leaves China with Deals under Belt

Brazilian President Lula da Silva concluded his visit to China after arranging billions of dollars of deals between the two countries. From AFP:

Before leaving , Lula had described the trip as “one of the most important” of his mandate amid a rise in the role of emerging nations at a time of global financial crisis.

Lula and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao agreed to strengthen ties and to deepen financial cooperation on economic and trade activities, according to a joint statement posted on the website of the foreign ministry here.

“The two leaders said that ensuring a closer strategic partnership between China and Brazil had even greater significance in the current complicated international situation,” the statement said.

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