SA, China cooperate on human rights

Monday, April 18, 2016

Pretoria - South Africa and China have launched the Structured Dialogue on Human Rights.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said the dialogue, which was launched on Thursday, is a reaffirmation of both countries’ commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The dialogue will also help the two countries to “look at ways to enhance cooperation and solidarity”, Dirco said on Sunday.

The two sides have also agreed on ways to enhance their cooperation, ensuring future dialogue in this context.

The next meeting of the SA-China Structured Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights will be held in 2017 in Beijing.

South Africa and China share a sound political and economic relationship. China has become South Africa's single largest trading partner in the world and South Africa has become China's largest trading partner in Africa. -