Zhejiang aims high for Sino-African cooperation

(ezhejiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2019-09-12


Yuan Jiajun (left), governor of Zhejiang province, meets with Oscar Mabuyane (right), premier of South Africa's Eastern Cape province on Sept 9. [Photo/zj.zjol.com] 

Zhejiang will carry out more pragmatic cooperation with South Africa's Eastern Cape province in various areas such as port logistics, the digital economy, maritime economy, smart city, modern agriculture, education and tourism, in an effort to set an example for Sino-African cooperation in the new era, said Yuan Jiajun, governor of the Chinese province.

Yuan made his remarks at a meeting with Oscar Mabuyane, premier of Eastern Cape province, in the city of Port Elizabeth on Sept 9.

Yuan made his visit to the Eastern Cape on Sept 8-11 to strengthen bilateral ties. He added that the two provinces would celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of their friendly ties next year.

Mabuyane expressed his enthusiasm for the bilateral cooperation initiative and extended an invitation to Zhejiang's companies to invest in the Eastern Cape.

An agreement for friendly exchanges between Zhejiang's Yuhang district and the Sarah Baartman district of Eastern Cape was signed after the meeting. 

Yuan also attended the China (Zhejiang) - South Africa (Eastern Cape) Economic and Trade Exchange Forum on Sept 10, where he emphasized the importance of youth entrepreneurship in economic development and called on young people on both sides to work together for the mutual benefit of Zhejiang and South Africa.

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