Saturday, November 13, 2004
Hu Jintao, the President of the People's Republic of China had lunch today with the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, at the Granja do Torto, the President's country residence in the Brazilian Federal District. Lunch was a traditional Brazilian barbecue with different kinds of meat.
Some Brazilian ministers were present at the event: Antonio Palocci (Economy), Eduardo Campos (Science and Technology), Roberto Rodrigues (Agriculture), Luiz Fernando Furlan (Development), Celso Amorim (Exterior Relations), Dilma Rousseff (Mines and Energy). Also present were Roger Agnelli (Vale do Rio Doce company president) and Eduardo Dutra (Petrobras, government oil company, president).
This meeting is part of a new political economy agreement between Brazil and China where Brazil has recognized mainland China's market economy status, and China has promised to buy more Brazilian products.
== Sources ==
Agência Estado. Presidente da China almoça churrasco com Lula [archived version] — Yahoo! Notícias, November 13, 2004 (Portuguese)
Associated Press. Chinese president treated to typical Brazilian barbecue [archived version] — HighBeam Research, November 13, 2004
"Brazil backs China on trade bid" — BBC News, November 12, 2004
"Brazil sees market economy in China" — China Daily, May 24, 2004
== External links ==
Brazilian government website (Portuguese)
China embassy in Brazil (in Portuguese and Chinese)