Xi Jinping meets with South African President Ramaphosa
Xinhua News Agency, Brasilia, 14 Nov (Reporter Huo Xiaoguang Xu Lingui) on November 14, local time, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with South African President Ramaphosa in Brasilia.
Xi Jinping pointed out: China and South Africa, both major developing countries and emerging market economies, are faced with the important task of developing their economies and improving people's livelihood at home, and firmly uphold multilateralism and oppose unilateralism and bullying in the outside world. China is willing to work closely with South Africa to firmly maintain and develop a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and South Africa. The two sides should continue to maintain strategic communication, strengthen inter-party exchanges and exchange of experience in governing the country, understand and support each other on issues related to each other's core interests and major concerns, and consolidate the special friendship and high degree of mutual trust between "comrades and brothers." The two sides should strengthen the docking of development strategies, actively expand bilateral trade and investment, expand cooperation in production capacity industries, infrastructure construction, and jointly build "Belt and Road Initiative." China is willing to make joint efforts with South Africa to strengthen unity and cooperation among BRICS countries, promote the building of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, maintain close communication and coordination on major international and regional issues, and safeguard international fairness and justice.
Ramaphosa congratulated the people's Republic of China on its 70th anniversary. He said: South Africa highly appreciates the great achievements made by the Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, firmly supports China's development and growth, and resolutely opposes international unilateral bullying against China and unfair treatment of Chinese enterprises. We will support China in safeguarding its own sovereignty and legitimate rights and interests. South Africa is willing to strengthen inter-party exchanges and mutual learning with the Communist Party of China. South Africa hopes to expand bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, infrastructure construction and artificial intelligence, and welcomes more Chinese enterprises to invest in South Africa.
Ramaphosa briefed him on South Africa's vision of assuming the rotating presidency of the African Union next year, and looked forward to strengthening the construction of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation with China to help Africa achieve peace and security and welcome the new industrial revolution. South Africa is willing to continue to strengthen communication and coordination with China on the reform of the World Trade Organization and international affairs, so as to safeguard the common interests of developing countries.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi and he Lifeng attended the meeting.