|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on November 27, 2014|
At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, President Jacob Zuma of the Republic of South Africa will pay a state visit to China from December 3 to 6.
Q: Please give us more details about South African President Zuma's itinerary in China.
A: President Zuma will pay a state visit to China from December 3 to 6. This visit will be President Zuma's first state visit to China since his re-election in May this year. During President Zuma's stay in China, President Xi Jinping will hold talks with him, and Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman Zhang Dejiang will meet with him on separate occasions. Leaders of the two countries will have an in-depth exchange of views on deepening China-South Africa relations in an all-round way, expanding practical cooperation in various fields, as well as on international and regional issues of common interest. The two sides will sign a variety of cooperation documents covering politics, trade, energy, public health, agriculture and other fields.
China-South Africa relationship enjoys a sound momentum of growth. President Xi Jinping paid a successful state visit to South Africa in March last year, during which leaders of the two countries decided to treat each other as the pivot and priority in their foreign strategies. Since then, bilateral cooperation in trade and other fields has made positive progress. It is believed that the visit will give a boost to the friendship between China and South Africa, as well as the all-round and profound growth of bilateral relations.