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Consul General Tang Zhongdong Pays Official Call on Free State Premier

On 20th November, 2019, Consul General Tang Zhongdong paid official call on Free State Premier Sisi SH Ntombela. Free State ANC Chairperson Sam Mashinini, MEC for Health Montseng Tsiu, and heads of various departments of the Free State attended the meeting. Consul General Tang and Premier Ntombela have promoted in-depth exchanges in the fields of economic, cultural and local government collaborations.

Premier Ntombela warmly welcomed Mr. Tang to the Free State. She said that China and the Free State have had close cooperation in education and economics. Free State has sent 160 students to study in 15 universities in China covering 27 disciplines, and it also participated in the project of training farmers organized by the Ministry of Commerce. China has established several manufacturing factories in Free State, which have created a lot of job opportunities for local people. She also mentioned that Free State Summit on Industry 4.0 will be held from 28th to 29th of this month, more Chinese companies are welcome to attend this summit and help Free State to improve its manufacturing level.

Consul General Tang congratulated the Summit to be held. He said that the Free State and the Chinese Consulate-General in Johannesburg have always maintained good relations. The Consulate-General is committed to the development of the Free State, and will further promote exchanges in business, education, sports and local governments, so as to maintain and enhance the existed friendly relations with Free State.

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