China-Brazil joint efforts: Navigating G20 presidency and addressing the Ukraine crisis

Wang Yi of China and Celso Amorim of Brazil discussed China’s support for Brazil’s G20 presidency and issued a joint statement on the Ukraine crisis, emphasizing dialogue and negotiation as the sole solution.

In a significant diplomatic meeting, Wang Yi, Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, engaged with Celso Amorim, Special Advisor to the President of Brazil, in Beijing. The dialogue underscored China’s commitment to supporting Brazil’s role as the rotating presidency of the G20, particularly in the lead-up to the G20 Rio Summit.

China’s pledge to fully back Brazil’s stewardship of the G20 presidency signals a cooperative stance in navigating global economic challenges and fostering multilateral cooperation. Wang Yi emphasized China’s readiness to collaborate with Brazil and other G20 members to ensure the success of the upcoming summit, recognizing its significance in shaping global economic policies and responses to pressing global issues.

Central to the discussion was the ongoing Ukraine crisis, which has garnered international attention and concern. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on the crisis and jointly issued the “Common Understandings Between China and Brazil on Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis.”

China and Brazil affirmed that dialogue and negotiation are the only viable paths towards a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis, emphasizing the importance of creating conducive conditions for the resumption of direct talks among all parties involved. The meeting between Wang Yi and Celso Amorim exemplifies the significance of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in addressing global challenges. As key members of the international community, China and Brazil reaffirm their commitment to upholding principles of dialogue, negotiation, and respect for sovereignty in resolving complex geopolitical crises such as the Ukraine conflict.