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CPAFFC Vice President Lin Yi Attends SALGA National Conference

Time:2016-12-01Editor:Zhang YujunResource:Department of Asian and African AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

CPAFFC Vice President Mme. Lin Yi led a CPAFFC delegation to attend the 5th National Conference of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in Johannesburg, South Africa from November 27 to December 1, 2016. Hon. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa, Hon. Mr. Des Van Rooyen, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Hon. Mr. David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, Cllr. Parks Tau, Chairperson of SALGA and President of the United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) and around 1000 participants attended the conference.
  
Mme. Lin Yi addressed the opening ceremony, congratulating SALGA’s 20th anniversary, as well as Tau’s being elected President of UCLG. She said that the CPAFFC has been long engaged in promoting China-Africa local government exchanges and expects further cooperation with SALGA to jointly facilitate experience sharing, practical cooperation and common development between Chinese and South African local governments, so that more and more people can directly benefit from the achievement of China-South Africa cooperation. 

During the conference, Mme. Lin Yi also met with with Hon. Des Van Rooyen and Cllr. Parks Tau and discussed with them on deepening pragmatic cooperation between Chinese and South African friendship cities and promoting bilateral local government and cultural exchanges.

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