Brazil's Lula eyes trade deal between Mercosur and China
Jan 25 (Reuters) -Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Wednesday that he favored an agreement between the South American trade bloc Mercosur and China.
On a visit to Uruguay to dissuade its government from reaching a deal on its own with China, which would undermine the Mercosur customs union, Lula said he agreed with the need to modernize and "open" Mercosur to other regions. He said the long-due Mercosur accord with the European Union must be completed urgently.
Reporting by Gabriel Araujo and Anthony Boadle
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