Brazilian NGO Delegation Visits Fujian
From December 4 to 9, 2015, a 10-member delegation of Brazilian NGO leaders headed by Ms. Socorro Gomes, President of World Peace Council and Brazilian Center for the Solidarity with the Peoples and the Struggle for Peace, visited Fuzhou, Xiamen and Zhangzhou. The aim of this visit is to learn about Fujian’s implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the latest development of Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone, Xiamen Port and modern agricultural enterprises.
Deputy Director-General Wang Tianming of Fujian Foreign Affairs Office met with the delegation in Fuzhou. He gave an introduction of Fujian, and briefed about the rare historic opportunities brought about by the initiatives such as the core area of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Fujian Pilot FTZ and the Ecologic Progress Demonstration Zone. He said that both China and Brazil are BRICS countries and G20 members, and the two countries enjoy similarities and complementarity. What’s more, Fujian and Ceara are sister province/state. President Xi Jinping, then Deputy Party Secretary of Fujian, signed the letter of intent of establishing sister province/state relationship in 1996. Celebrations of the relation will be held next year. The delegation’s visit will enhance exchanges between Fujian and Brazilian NGOs, promote mutual understanding and cooperation. President Gomes said that through this visit, the delegates learned about the policies and development of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and they had a more comprehensive understanding of China, which will push further practical cooperation between the two sides.