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China supports Peru-Brazil transcontinental railway

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Peru's President Ollanta Humala meets with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Jul. 16. Photo:ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia

14:31 | Brasilia, Jul. 16.

Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested Wednesday Peru and Brazil join his country in forming a work group to promote their cooperation on a planned railway across the South American continent.
During a meeting with President Humala, Xi noted the three countries are expected to issue a joint statement later in the day on the railway project, which will run all the way from the Peruvian Pacific coast to the Brazilian Atlantic coast.

Moreover, the Chinese leader proposed that a trilateral work group be established to navigate their cooperation in all related aspects, including the planning, design, construction and operation of the transcontinental rail.

“China attaches great importance to the mutually beneficial cooperation in infrastructure construction with Latin American countries,” Xi said at the above-bilateral gathering held on the sidelines of the Sixth BRICS’ Leaders summit.

He continued, “Our country stands ready to maintain communication with Peru and Brazil on the particular project”.

Xi is in Brasilia for a state visit to the South American nation, where he is part in this year’s edition of the pivotal meeting from the world's leading emerging-market bloc and is also scheduled to attend a China-Latin America summit.

According to news.xinhuanet.com, Brazil is the first leg of Xi's ongoing Latin America tour, which will also take him to Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba.

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Published: 7/16/2014
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