South African president Ramaphosa begins first state visit to China

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Beijing with high-level political and business delegations on his first state visit to China.

The visit will commence on Sunday with Ramaphosa laying a wreath at the Monument of the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Chinese people’s wars for liberation. He will then attend a welcoming ceremony hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People.

On Monday, Ramaphosa will attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation which he will co-chair. The forum is a multilateral platform for exchange and cooperation between China and African countries.

"The President will position South Africa as an attractive destination for Chinese investors while facilitating opportunities for South African enterprises to engage in the Chinese economy through trade and investment," said presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko in a statement received by PANA.

Ramaphosa hosted Xi Jinping ahead of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in July.
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02 september 2018 07:13:25

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