China, South Africa sign agreements on energy, trade

08:20, November 18, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 


Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) and South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe co-chair the fourth plenary session of the China-South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 17, 2010. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

China and South Africa signed in Cape Town on Wednesday four cooperation documents during the fourth plenary session of the China-South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC).

Witnessed by visiting Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping and South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, officials from the two sides signed the agreements, involving cooperation in public welfare, energy, trade statistic analysis and banking supervision.

The fourth plenary session of the BNC, co-chaired by Xi and Motlanthe, is the first session held after South African President Jacob Zuma's first state visit to China this August.

Prior to the signing ceremony, Xi praised the meeting, saying that it provides the first opportunity for the two countries to implement the Beijing Declaration on the Establishment of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which was reached by the leaders of the two countries during Zuma's visit to China.

For his part, Motlanthe expressed his hope that South Africa's international partners including China could support the rainbow nation in its New Economic Growth Path which is aimed at creating more jobs and eradicating poverty.

At the invitation of Motlanthe, Xi arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday afternoon for a four-day visit to South Africa. South Africa is the second leg of Xi's four-nation trip to Asia and Africa. He will also visit Angola and Botswana.

Source:Xinhua
【1】 【2】

(Editor:梁军)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese Navy soldiers hold an evening party marking the upcoming 62nd National Day aboard Chinese Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in the Pacific on Sept. 28, 2011. The Chinese National Day falls on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2011 shows the crowd at the plaza of Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. The railway transportation witnessed a travel peak with the approach of the seven-day National Day holidays on Friday. (Xinhua)
  • A man wearing high-heel shoes takes part in the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event when men literally walk in women's shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows a cargo ship in danger on the sea near Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province. Cargo ship Fangzhou 6 of Qingzhou of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lost control after water stormed into its cabin due to Typhoon Nesat on the sea near Zhuhai Thursday, leaving 12 crew members in danger. Rescuers rushed to the ship and saved them by using a helicopter. (Xinhua)
  • Actress Gong Li poses for L'Officiel Magazine. (Xinhua Photo)
  • Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign hold placards as they march in the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Hot Forum Discussion