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Brazil and China have Strategic Partnership in Defense

The Minister of Defense of Brazil, Nelson Jobim, and the Minister of Defense of the People´s Republic of China, Army General Liang Guanglie, agreed that the peace and the economical and social development represent the principal challenges of nowadays, and they demand a deepening in the international cooperation.

The joint evaluation of the Ministers was made this Wednesday, September 8, in official visit to Brazil, in the Headquarters of the Brazilian Army, in Brasilia.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the Ministers discussed several subjects of the bilateral relations.

In the context of the defense, they agree that the incitement to the cooperation constitutes important instrument for the attainment of these goals.

“The Brazilian government changes that will happen in January won´t alter the intensification, the strengthening and the deepening of our relations in no way”, guaranteed the Minister Nelson Jobim.

In the end of the meeting, the Ministers made a balance of the actions developed in the bilateral relations of defense and agreed that this affinity between the Armed Forces constitutes important component of the Strategic Partnership between China and Brazil.

For both, the exchange of visits of military delegations must be intensified.

The cooperation reinforcement in areas of formation of personnel, training and learning of the Portuguese language, among other programs, must be carried out intensely.

According to the joint communiqué, “the exchange and the cooperation between the two countries in the defense and security affairs favor the enrichment of the Strategic Partnership between them and the greater development of the bilateral relations”.

The Ministry of Defense granted the medal Order of the Merit of Defense, commendation in the Rank of the Grã-Cruz (Grand-Cross), to the Army General Liang Guanglie.

In his speech, Jobim declared that the commitments of Brazil and China get deeper regarding the global security and stability.

“Brazil and China have as commitments the development of their people and also the international compromise with the peace”, he affirmed.

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