In his congratulatory message, Xi Jinping expressed that the CBERS cooperation program has set a successful precedent for developing countries to conduct cooperation in space industries. Over the past years, the CBERS program has yielded fruitful results and made important contributions to the improvement of the scientific and technological level in both countries and to the economic and social development of the two side. The successful launch of the CBERS-4 satellite coincided with the 200th Long March rocket family launch, demonstrating the latest achievements and level of bilateral science and technology cooperation. It is hoped that the two countries could actively implement the decade-long bilateral space cooperation plan, strengthen cooperation in scientific and technological innovation and further enrich the connotation of the China-Brazil comprehensive strategic partnership, so as to bring benefit to the two countries and two peoples.
In her congratulatory message, President Dilma Rousseff expressed that she and President Xi Jinping had a meeting during the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane not long ago and reached consensus that the CBERS program showed potential of cooperation in science, technology and innovation among developing countries. It is of historic significance since both sides will share the satellite images with African and Latin American countries for free under the spirit of South-South cooperation. The launch of the CBERS-4 satellite vigorously promotes the development of Brazil-China comprehensive strategic partnership and Brazil will continue to firmly support the cooperation in CBERS.