On January 1st, Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
With the joint efforts in the past 20 years , the China-South Africa relations have enjoyed comprehensive and in-depth development ,and have been upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership .
South Africa is one of the most important countries in African continent. Although there is long distances between China and South Africa, but people of the two countries have conducted friendly exchanges over 500 years ago. Nowadays, the two sides are one of the largest emerging economies and members of the BRICS. South Africa is China‘s largest trade partner in Africa. The bilateral trade volume have reached 35.344 billion dollars.
The 10th BRICS leaders‘ summit will be held in South Africa in 2018, so this year would be a“South Africa year”. For Global enterprises, who can seize this historic opportunity can make a giant leap .
As the biggest trade show in South Africa, GTS South Africa 2018 boasts huge potential of creating trade between the China and South Africa.
GTS will regard the year of 2018 as an important milestone, to be a bond connecting the South Africa market with the global economy .We will try our best to expand the exhibition scale and invite more exhibitors and visitors, aiming to hold a prosperous exhibition to meet the 10th BRICS leaders’ summit and mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and South Africa.