The Limpopo Provincial Government cordially invites the media to attend a cocktail dinner to host investors from Henan Province, China. The delegation will arrive in the Province on Friday, 17 April 2015 and will be headed by the Governor Tianjun Wu. This is a return mission following the recent visit to China by the Provincial delegation led by Premier Chupu Mathabatha.
In preparations for the above mentioned working visit by the Governor of Henan and the consolidation of the relations that the two provinces enjoyed since 2005, the core of the visit is to discuss bankable projects that the two province including municipalities and the private business could collaborate on.
Over the years, the two countries, China and South Africa have enjoyed good sound trade relations. In March 2013, President XI of the Republic of China visited South Africa in a state visit during which both countries announced 2014 as year of South Africa in China and year 2015 as China in South Africa,.
In this regard, South Africa utilized the entire period of 2014 to engage on a business missions People’s Republic of China. The Premier’s visit to China was informed by the fact during 2015, Limpopo and the Henan province, agreed that they have similarities and expressed the desire to develop a cordial multi-form exchanges and cooperation in the fields of Trade, Agriculture, Tourism, Culture and Education. As a result the two provinces signed a declaration of intent during the same year.
With regard to trade relations between the two countries, these continue to grow from strength to strength symbolized by the South Africa trade exports to China in 2014, which amounted to about R94bn, while South Africa imports from China in 2014 amounted to R167 billion.
The South Africa and China Governments are working very hard together to address the negative trade deficit and to ultimately attain a more equitable and mutual trade balance that will be beneficial for further development of two countries.
Your participation in this visit will be highly appreciated. you will be provided with the full programme upon acceptance of your participation.
Issued by: Limpopo Provincial Government
Source : South African Government