BRAISLIA: China’s foreign minister ended a Latin American tour in Brazil, stressing Beijing’s goal of investing in the region as he prepared the way for a July visit by President Xi Jinping. “There is a complementary economic relationship between China and Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Wang Yi. “We would like to deepen cooperation via the China-CELAC forum which will start this year,” added Wang, who earlier visited Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina. The Chinese president’s upcoming July visit coincides with the sixth BRICS summit of developing nations, which will bring together the emerging economic powers of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. Xi will also use the occasion to make an official bilateral visit to Brazil, South America’s biggest economy. And he will be in town during a meeting of representatives of the 33-strong CELAC group of Latin American and Caribbean states.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2014.
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