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Ruling parties of China, South Africa to further exchanges on governance

2009-11-23 15:35:13 GMT2009-11-23 23:35:13 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Ruling parties of China and South Africa on Monday pledged to learn more from each other on running their states.

"I hope both parties will make best of this workshop to deepen our exchanges on governance and serve bilateral relationship," Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, told a visiting South African delegation.

Li made the remarks in a meeting with Cyril Ramaphosa, member of the National Executive Committee of African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa.

Ramaphosa and his delegation arrived in Beijing on Sunday for a workshop of the ANC National Executive Committee that will last two weeks in China.

Top CPC and ANC leaders have agreed on the South African workshop in China, which is of importance for both parties to improve the ability of administration, said Li, also member of both of the Political Bureau and Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.

Ramaphosa conveyed the greetings of the ANC leaders to the CPC leaders. He said his delegation came to China to learn and to absorb as much information as possible from the CPC.

Ramaphosa said his delegation saw the workshop as a process of deepening and broadening the relationship between the two parties.

The delegation will travel to the western metropolis of Chongqing and the country's financial powerhouse Shanghai at the end of the workshop.

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