Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is paying a state visit to South Africa, attended a welcome ceremony held by his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday.
Xi arrived in Pretoria on Monday night. It is his third state visit to South Africa.
Xi said he expects to exchange views with his South African counterpart on bilateral ties, the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, as well as regional and international issues of common concern.
Xi is also scheduled to attend the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg from Wednesday to Friday.