President Ramaphosa welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping to SA

President Ramaphosa welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping to SA

- China and South Africa has been strong trade partners for almost a decade now

- With President Xi Jinping's visit to South Africa, it is hoped to further strengthen the ties between the two countries

- President Ramaphosa welcomed the Chinese President to South Africa with a guard of honour and 21-gun salute

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China's leader, President Xi Jinping visited South Africa ahead of the 10th BRICS Summit and this is his third visit. He arrived at the Waterkloof Airbase on the 23rd of July for a State visit.

The Chinese president was welcomed with a 21-gun salute and guard of honour.

It is hoped that relations between China and South Africa could be strengthened, according to a report by IOL News. President Xi hopes for a partnership with South Africa based on fairness and respect.

This visit from President Xi will hopefully strengthen the social, economic and political ties between China and South Africa.

South Africa's leader and China's leader will be evaluating the progress of China and South Africa on the Strategic Programme.

For 9 years China has been South Africa's largest trade partner and South Africa is currently China's largest trade partner in Africa.

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Briefly.co.za learned that trade between SA and China has reached an astounding amount of more than R500 billion and China has directly invested an amount of roughly R140 billion in South Africa.

The two leaders will be discussing more ways to help South Africa and China grow even further.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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