In celebration of the 89th anniversary of the founding of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Chinese Embassy in South Africa held the reception on July 29th. Chinese Ambassador Tian Xuejun, high-level military officers of South Africa, military attachés of diplomatic missions in South Africa, guests from various sectors and representatives of local Chinese community attended the reception.
The reception began with the national anthems of China and South Africa. In his remarks, military attaché of the Chinese Embassy Colonel Wang Zhong briefed the 89 years glorious history of PLA, the national defense policy of China with a defensive nature, the friendship between both militaries and China’s contribution to peace keeping operations in Africa. He wished more cooperation and deeper friendship between militaries of China and South Africa.