South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday visited the World Expo where he spoke highly of the exhibitions in the China Pavilion and the South Africa Pavilion.
|South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday visited the World Expo where he spoke|
highly of the exhibitions in the China Pavilion and the South Africa Pavilion.
At the China Pavilion, he watched a film about the country's tremendous changes since the reform and opening-up policy was initiated in 1978. He was impressed by the projection on the wall of a Song Dynasty scroll painting, "Along the River During the Qingming Festival."
Zuma said China is a great country with splendor history and culture, and her people are living a colorful life. He was glad to learn that the South Africa Pavilion had received more than 2.5 million visitors.
South Africa is an emergy economy as shown by the pavilion's theme of "Rise of a Modern Economy – Ke Nako!" Zuma said his country was making efforts to expand cooperation with China, its biggest trade partner.
The exhibition could help the Chinese know South Africa's development, market potentials, as well as the hospitality of its people, said the president.
Zuma and his delegation of 13 cabinet ministers and 370 business people also toured the Joint Africa Pavilion. They left Shanghai yesterday, ending a four-day state visit to China.