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 Brazil, 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.