Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa –
Chinese and South African officials have called for a negotiated solution to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The parties agreed that dialogue and negotiations are the only viable way to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, and they will insist on negotiations to promote peace and play a constructive role in a political solution to the issue,” a joint statement said. Beijing has welcomed the peace task force of the African delegation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping held a bilateral meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during his visit to Johannesburg to attend the BRICS summit to exchange views on bilateral relations and regional and international issues. ‘Public interest’.
Xi and Ramaphosa agreed to “continue to strengthen cooperation in international affairs and multilateral institutions and safeguard the international system together with the United Nations,” relying on international law, safeguarding the rights and interests of developing countries, and national values of sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The South African president noted the visit of his Chinese counterpart to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, for which he “used the opportunity to thank China for its support and friendship as we rebuild and transform our country after the destruction of apartheid”.
The two countries have reaffirmed their cooperation on various issues, highlighting trade and energy, while China is South Africa’s largest trading partner and the latter the Asian giant’s largest trading partner on the African continent.