China assists in building SA Capacity
Ms. Lesego Serwadi, Mr. Rong Yansong, Commercial Counselor, Ms. Tshilidzi Mathobo and Ms. Mariane Tsoeu
The Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in South Africa hosted a reception for participants who recently returned to South Africa after completing various training courses in China.
Mr. Rong Yansong, Commercial Counselor, expressed his hope that those who received training in his country would contribute to the development of South Africa and act as envoys of friendship between China and South Africa.
Mr. Robin Toli, Chief Director of the National Treasury of South Africa, expressed his gratitude to China and said that the Bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two nations will lead to further exchanges saying that South Africa also has expertise that it will share with China.
Sharing their experiences Ms. Tshilidzi Mathobo, Ms. Mariane Tsoeu and Ms. Lesego Serwadi from the Department of Trade and Industry for South Africa said that they were grateful for the opportunity to travel to China and experience first-hand the country that has become the focal point in the world today.
The three women spent 21 days in Tianjin on a special economic zone (SEZ) training course.
Tianjin is the largest coastal city in Northern China. Its main economic activities are in the electronic information technology, automotive, bio-tech and pharmaceuticals, metallurgy and petrochemicals industries.