PRETORIA– President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has extended his congratulations to President Xi Jinping on his re-election as the President of the People’s Republic of China at the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature.
Ramaphosa said in a statement here Sunday that Xi’s re-election is a vote of confidence by the people of China in his sterling leadership as well as his ability to steer China well into the future as a leading country which will positively impact on the global community.
Ramaphosa said South Africa was confident that the strong relations between the two countries will continue.
Since the establishment of bilateral ties in January 1998, co-operation in the political, economic and social spheres has grown significantly and continues to flourish.
President Ramaphosa said he wishes President Xi as well as the success and prosperity of the government and the people of China and looks forward to personally receiving president Xi during his visit to South Africa in July 2018 to attend the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK