JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The South African government on Friday announced that it will hold the 5th strategic dialogue mechanism meeting with China in next week.
The vice foreign ministers of the two countries will co-chair the 5th South Africa-China Strategic Dialogue Mechanism meeting in South Africa's administrative capital of Pretoria on Nov. 26, the South African Press Association quoted the Department of International Relations and Cooperation as saying.
The South African deputy minister will be accompanied by a team of members, including senior officials from various government departments and representatives from the financial sector, said the report.
The meeting will take place within the context of the strategic dialogue mechanism, by which the two countries are striving to strengthen their relations.
The two sides will be expected to discuss a series of issues, such as bilateral relations, cooperation on the African continent as well as the international and regional issues of common interest, according to the report.
The two countries are now enjoying cordial relations at the strategic partnership level, such as the frequent high visits and growing trade.
China is the largest developing country in the world and South Africa is the largest economic entity on the African continent. China is South Africa's biggest trade partner with a total foreign trade volume of about 45 billion U.S. dollars in 2011.