On March 13, H.E. Ambassador Tian Xuejun paid a farewell call on the Honorable Blade Nzimande, Secretary-General of the South Africa Communist Party (SACP) and Minister of Higher Education and Training. Mr. Solly Mapaila, Second Deputy General Secretary, and Mr. Reneva Fourie, Member of the Central Committee and Secretariat Coordinator of SACP also joined the meeting.
Secretary-General Nzimande spoke highly of the strategic cooperation across the board between South Africa and China over the recent years. He appreciated and acknowledged the efforts made by Ambassador Tian for promoting the friendly ties between the two Parties and countries. Secretary-General Nzimande stressed that the SACP values its friendship with China and stands ready to join hands with the Chinese side to further promote the relations between the two Parties and countries.
Ambassador Tian and Secretary-General Nzimande also exchanged views on deepening China-South Africa people-to-people exchange and higher education cooperation.