President Cyril Ramaphosa 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.

Ramaphosa says 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 that will positively impact on the global community.

Ramaphosa says South Africa is confident that the strong bilateral relations between the two countries will continue.

Since the establishment of bilateral ties in January 1998, cooperation 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 government and the people of China success and prosperity and looks forward to personally receiving president Xi during his visit to South Africa in July 2018 to attend the 10th BRICS Summit.

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