The meeting, attended by over 50 African heads of state plus China, seeks to strengthen political and economic relations between China and the African Union’s 54 member states.
The two-day gathering of African leaders plus China will focus on investment, market access and tourism.
In his address to Chinese investors on Sunday, Ramaphosa urged to work with their local counterparts to help balance the trade deficit.
Two outcome documents will be adopted at the end of the two day meeting, the Focac Beijing Declaration and the Action Plan for 2019 to 2021.
Speaking at the Opening Business breakfast co-chaired by the host Xi Jinping, president Ramaphosa says the relations date back many years are now benefitting the people.
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