Posted by: africanpressorganization | 1 March 2010

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Holds Talks with His South African Counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

 


 

 

 

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Holds Talks with His South African Counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

 

 

BEIJING, China, March 1, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On February 25, 2010, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with visiting South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on China-South Africa, China-Africa relations as well as international and regional issues of common concern and reached broad consensus.

Yang said that since China and South Africa forged diplomatic ties in 1998, the two countries have deepened cooperation in the political, economic, cultural, scientific, technological, educational and tourism fields, and supported each other in international affairs to safeguard the collective interests of the developing nations. China is willing to work with South Africa to strengthen high-level contact, reciprocal cooperation as well as cultural and people-to-people exchanges and keep closer multilateral coordination so as to push China-South Africa strategic partnership to a new stage of development, he said.

 

Mashabane said China has given long-term support to South Africa during the anti-apartheid campaign, and the bilateral relationship has seen all-round and rapid growth since the establishment of the diplomatic ties. She said South Africa deems China an all-weather cooperative partner. South Africa would work more closely with China within bilateral framework and under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to comprehensively upgrade the China-South Africa strategic partnership and make greater contribution to China-Africa relations.

 

SOURCE 

China – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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