Strengthening Friendship and Cooperation
Promoting Common Development
It is a great pleasure for me to visit Africa again to attend the event of Experience China in South Africa. This event is of great importance in pushing forward China-South Africa cultural exchanges and cooperation, deepening our communication and mutual understanding, strengthening the basis of China-Africa strategic partnership and building up a mutually beneficial relationship.
The Chinese culture has a rich history while China-Africa friendship enjoys a solid foundation. Harmonious diversity is one of the most essential ideas in the Chinese traditional culture. It demands that China stick to the policy of peaceful development. China's peaceful development is in accordance with the Chinese peace-loving culture, in the fundamental interest of the Chinese people and the people of the world, and goes along with the trend of human civilization. China is endeavoring to build its own country a harmonious society. She is also dedicated to working together with the rest of the world to build a harmonious world. China's peaceful development will surely bring more business opportunities and benefits to African countries and the whole world.
African countries are the most trusted friends of China. It is our resolute foreign policy to develop the friendly cooperative partnership with African countries. We will stick to the principle of strengthening our traditional friendship, promoting mutual assistance and benefits and deepening cooperation to push forward common prosperity of China and African countries. It is my belief that the development of China-Africa friendly relationship is sure to bring happiness to our peoples.
Keynote Speecher: Cai Wu
Minister of the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China
Date: 11:30-14:30, November 2
Venue: Sheraton Pretoria Hotel & Towers
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China
Institute for Global Dialogue (South Africa)
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of South Africa
(China.org.cn October 27, 2006)