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Chinese top legislator meets with S.African President and law-makers

2011-11-10
 

BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhuanet) --Visiting Chinese top legislator has met with the South African President and the country's law-makers in Cape Town to boost bilateral ties. South Africa is the 3rd leg of Wu Bangguo's tour of Africa and Asia.

          

 

He arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday, kicking off an official good-will visit to South Africa at the invitation of the Speaker of the South African National Assembly, Max Sisulu.

 

During their meeting on Wednesday, Wu Bangguo and president Jacob Zuma called for all-around cooperation, richer content in their comprehensive strategic partnership and strengthened bilateral coordination.

 

The two leaders also exchanged views on Sino-African cooperation. They vowed to work more closely on regional and international issues, and to jointly safeguard the interests of developing countries.

 

Wu Bangguo earlier held talks with Assembly Speaker, Max Sisulu. The two stressed the need to further improve relations between China and South Africa, while cementing crucial Parliamentary partnerships.

 

Citing the fact that South Africa has become China's biggest trading partner in Africa, and the most popular destination for Chinese tourists and students in the continent, Wu said he hopes his visit would help push forward the bilateral cooperation, which already brought concrete benefit to the two peoples to a higher level.

 

Wu also made speech at the country's National Assembly.

 

He urges both sides to lift the new type of China-Africa strategic partnership to higher levels.

 

He said China and African countries should continue to treat each other as equals.

 

The two sides should adhere to mutually beneficial cooperation, and keep supporting each other.

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