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China-S. Africa relations at their best in history: Chinese FM

(Xinhua)    08:55, April 15, 2015
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa during their meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 14, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

PRETORIA, April 14-- China-South Africa relations are at their best in history, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, after holding talks with his South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Speaking at a press briefing in Pretoria, Wang said the partnership between China and South Africa has reached a new height with exchange visits by presidents of the two countries in the past two years.

Wang said China is willing to further boost the bilateral ties and strengthen their coordination in regional and international affairs.

He said the two sides have agreed that bilateral ties are at their best in history and they will create more win-win fruits out of the high level of political trust.

Mashabane said South Africa sees China as the most trustworthy and reliable partner and also one that can cooperate in achieving its national development strategy.

She said South Africa expects continual support from China in its industrialization and economic transformation, especially the investment in its electrical energy and infrastructure.

The two sides also agreed to make joint efforts in making the 2015 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to be held in South Africa a successful event.

Wang arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for a two-day visit.


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(Editor:Ma Xiaochun,Yao Chun)

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