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H.E. Ambassador Lin Songtian Attends the Launching Ceremony of "I Go South Africa" and "I Go China"

On November 15, Ambassador Lin Songtian attended the launching ceremony of "I Go South Africa" and "I Go China" and delivered a speech. Xasa, Minister of department of Tourism in South Africa, Gu Shu, President of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Tshabalala, CEO of Standard Bank of South Africa, as well as over 100 representatives attended the ceremony.

Ambassador Lin spoke highly of the outstanding contribution made by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in promoting China-South Africa cooperation and China-Africa cooperation, as well as serving local development. He congratulated on the success of "I Go South Africa" and "I Go China", which will help attract more Chinese tourists to South Africa, encourage more Chinese enterprises to actively explore tourism resources and markets as well as invest in tourism infrastructure and services in South Africa, and make new contribution to promoting development of South Africa and pragmatic cooperation between China and South Africa.

Ambassador Lin said that currently China-South Africa relations have maintained a momentum of strong development, and the two countries have achieved fruitful results in mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation. He said that next year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa, the Chinese side will follow the implementation of the 19th Natinal Congress of the CPC, jointly with the South African side to seize the opportunity to push forward the cooperation in ten priority areas including infrastructure, human resources, manufacturing and processing industry, agriculture, tourism, marine economy, finance, security, people-to-people exchange and international cooperation, making China-South Africa cooperation more fruitful and better benefit the two peoples.

Minister Xasa spoke highly of South Africa-China relations. She said that tourism development had played an important role in promoting economic growth of South China. South Africa will make use of the opportunity of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa, to tap potential of tourism cooperation and look forward to attracting more Chinese companies to invest and more tourists to visit South Africa.

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