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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…

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

South Africa opposes “Land Grab” Bill tabled before the Israeli parliament

The Bill has already been condemned by Israel’s Attorney-General, stating that it breaches local and international law

The South African Goverment received with shock the news that on Wednesday, 07 December 2016, members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) for the Jewish Home Party tabled the Regulations Bill whose purpose is to legitimise the continuing annexation of Palestinian land for settlement construction.  The Bill has already been condemned…

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

Joint Communique on the occasion of the State Visit of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu

During the official talks, both Heads of State reviewed a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues

At the invitation of His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, paid a State Visit to South Africa from 8 to 9 December 2016. Both Heads of State were accompanied by delegations of Ministers and Senior…

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

President Zuma congratulates President-elect Adama Barrow of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia

President Zuma conveyed his best wishes to the President-elect Barrow and committed himself to working closely with him to strengthen bilateral relations between South Africa and The Gambia

President Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, congratulated President-elect Adama Barrow on his election as President of The Gambia following presidential elections that were held on 01 December 2016. President Zuma conveyed his best wishes to the President-elect Barrow and committed himself…

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

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane hosts her Zambian counterpart ahead of President Lungu's State Visit to South Africa

The two Ministers will co-chair the JCC, which meets ahead of the State Visit to South Africa by the President of Zambia, His Excellency Edgar Lungu

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host her Zambian counterpart, Minister Harry Kalaba, on Wednesday, 07 December 2016, in Pretoria on the occasion of the inaugural session of the South Africa-Zambia Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC). The two Ministers will co-chair the JCC, which meets ahead of the…

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

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful visit to Azerbaijan

During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Diplomatic Academy of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and ADA University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan was signed

South Africa and Azerbaijan have agreed to establish a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) in a bid to elevate relations and facilitate greater volumes of trade. The agreement was announced by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and her Azerbaijan counterpart, Mr Elmar Mmamadyarov, at the conclusion of their bilateral talks in Baku, the…

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

President Zuma sends condolences to Cuba following former President Castro's death

President Zuma said the people of South Africa share the loss of the Cuban people and stand with them in this time of grief and mourning

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 Cuba, following the passing on of former President Fidel Castro.   President Zuma said…