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Wang Yi’s Quick Visit to South Africa Highlights How SA is Now China’s #1 BFF in Africa

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a quick one-day stop in South Africa on Friday where he met with President Cyril Ramaphosa and his counterpart Naledi Pandor for talks. The big smiles in the official photos (above) highlight how these two governments are becoming increasingly aligned with one another on key issues related to trade, security, and multilateralism.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Durban on Friday with President Cyril Ramaphosa and International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor.

Ramaphosa emerged earlier this year as China’s staunchest supporter in Africa on the Huawei issue and next month South Africa will host both China and Russia for their first-ever naval military exercises.

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