Brazil and China miss deadline to renew key bilateral strategic frameworks

Delays are blamed on complications caused by pandemic as well as a lapse in international relations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil and China missed the deadline at the end of 2021 to renew the two main documents that define the guidelines and priorities of their bilateral relations.

Both the Ten Year Plan for Brazil-China Cooperation and the Joint Action Plan signed between the two countries in 2012 and 2014, respectively, expired in December. Talks between the two governments have been ongoing since 2019.

While the Ten Year Plan sets out common guidelines to govern the partnership, the five-year document is more detailed. It sets goals in areas like agriculture, science and technology, financial cooperation . . .

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