China had been criticized during the campaign by President Jair Bolsonaro, whom he called a predator with an interest in ‘buying Brazil’
Ernesto Araujo said in an article published Monday by the Bloomberg news agency that China “defends, without apology, its national interest and identity, its specific ideas about the world”.
In the text, the chancellor affirms that Brazil’s foreign policy is in the process of change, a profile that he called inert and that recited “the primer of the United Nations” during PT governments, to a position in which the country starts to speak ” with its own voice, “and put China as a nation that does not give up a haughty stance on the international stage, which makes it respected and makes good deals.
“Why should other countries be forced to espouse certain ideas before being considered good trading partners?” He wrote.
China had been criticized by President Jair Bolsonaro, whom he called a predator with an interest in “buying Brazil,” referring to the acquisition of Brazilian lands by Chinese.
Araujo also had already been critical of the Asian country in texts published in his personal blog.
Last Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter to President Bolsonaro in which he congratulated the country on his inauguration and showed a willingness to deepen long-term bilateral relations between the two countries.