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Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to attend SADC meeting in Tanzania

Amongst other things, the meeting is expected to consider the situations in the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the consolidation of democracy in the region and the request from the Union of Comoros and the Republic of Burundi to join SADC

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will lead a South African government delegation at the meeting of the SADC Inter-State Politics and Diplomacy Committee (ISPDC) taking place in Dar-Es-Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, from 20 to 24 February 2017. Amongst other things, the meeting is expected to consider the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful participation in the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bonn

South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) which, in addition to the European Union (EU), the 20th member, have been meeting regularly since 1999 to discuss global economic policy coordination

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today concluded a successful working visit to Germany where she  led the South African delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Bonn from 16-17 February 2017. South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the Group of 20…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the SA delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bonn

The G20, conceptualised to stabilise and strengthen the global economy, brings together the major advanced and emerging market economies, which together represent around 85% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two-thirds of the world’s population

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Wednesday, 15 February 2017, arrived in Germany where she will lead the South African delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, scheduled for  16-17 February 2017 in Bonn. South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the Group of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane conducts fruitful bilateral talks with Indonesian counterpart

The two Ministers discussed the need to reinvigorate bilateral cooperation between the two countries and agreed that South Africa will host the 2nd SA-Indonesia Joint Commission Meeting this year on a mutually agreed date

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Monday, 06 February 2017, received Ms Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, for bilateral talks in Cape Town. Minister Marsudi is on a working visit to South Africa in her capacity as Indonesia's Presidential Special Envoy on…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Deputy Minister Landers to lead the SA delegation to the Joint Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the SADC Ministers of Environment and Natural Resources, and of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation

It is expected that the Joint Extra-Ordinary Meeting will consider, among others, the implementation modalities of the SADC Law Enforcement and Anti-Poaching (LEAP) Strategy

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will lead the South African delegation to the Joint Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, and of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation (MCO), scheduled for 3 February 2017 in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South African Government conveys condolences to the Islamic Republic of Iran following the Plasco Building collapse

The South African Government extends its condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident

The Government and people of South Africa convey their deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, following the collapse of the historic high-rise Plasco Building in Iran’s capital, Tehran, which caught fire on Thursday, 19 January 2017, leaving  over 70 people dead…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

President Zuma sends condolences to Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates following the death of five diplomats in Afghanistan

The South African Government condemns this act of aggression, as well as the suicide attacks in Kabul, which has witnessed an increase in violence and extends its deepest condolences to the Government and People of Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates

On behalf of the Government and the People of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the Government and the people of United Arab Emirates on the death of five of its diplomatic officials in a bomb blast on 10 January…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

President Zuma sends condolences to Germany following former Federal President Herzog’s death

President Zuma noted that former President Herzog will also be remembered in South Africa for his support for our country’s own transition after 1994

The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jacob Zuma, has on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa conveyed a message of condolences to the Government and the people of Germany following the passing on of former Federal President Roman Herzog. President Zuma recalled…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South African Government condemns attacks in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Swiss Confederation

The South African Government condemns in the strongest terms terrorist attacks in any form

President Jacob Zuma, has today, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to the Government and people of Germany following what appears to have been a terrorist attack that occurred on Monday evening, 19 December 2016, when a truck ploughed into a…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

President Zuma sends condolences to Nigeria and Egypt

To this end, South Africa wishes to reiterate its commitment to the international initiatives aimed at fighting the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism

President Jacob Zuma has today, Sunday, 11 December 2016, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to Nigeria and Egypt following tragedies that occurred this weekend at churches in these two fellow African countries.   On Saturday, 10 December 2016, a…