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Chinese, South African presidents hold talks to cement partnership

Editor: Zhang Pengfei 丨Xinhua

12-03-2015 08:48 BJT

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PRETORIA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, held talks here Wednesday, discussing ways to further the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two emerging economies.

During the talks, the two heads of state agreed to lift bilateral ties to a new height by fully implementing the 5-10 Years Strategic Plan on Cooperation between the two nations and co-chairing the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

Prior to the talks, Zuma hosted a 21-gun salute welcome ceremony at the Union Buildings for Xi, who arrived in Pretoria just hours ago for a state visit to South Africa. It is Xi's second visit to the "rainbow nation" as China's head of state.

"With joint efforts of both countries, China-South Africa comprehensive strategic partnership has seen good momentum with enhanced political trust and increasing pragmatic cooperation in various fields, which has brought about substantial benefits to the two peoples," said Xi.

After their talks, Xi and Zuma witnessed the the signing of documents on cooperation in such fields as economy, trade, culture, science and technology.

During his trip in South Africa, Xi will also co-chair with Zuma the FOCAC summit in Johannesburg.

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