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

President Zuma sends condolences to Portugal following tragic fires

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the Republic of Portugal following tragic fires ravaging parts of the country that have claimed the lives of many and destroyed property and land. This is especially sad coming so…

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

Remarks by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the opening of the 5th Ordinary Session of the Fourth Pan African Parliament, Midrand, 9 October 2017

Remarks by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the opening of the 5th Ordinary Session of the Fourth Pan African Parliament, Midrand, 9 October 2017: Your Excellency, President of the Pan African Parliament, Honourable Roger Nkodo Dang, Your Excellency, President of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Mr Brahim Ghali, Members of the Bureau…

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

South Africa successfully concludes its term as Chair of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors

At the end of September 2017, South Africa concluded its one-year term at the helm of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors. South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the IAEA, Ambassador Tebogo Seokolo, was elected to serve as Chair of the Board for the period October 2016 to…

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

President Zuma commends the progress registered in Congo towards the resolution of conflict in Libya

The President was on a Working Visit to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo to attend the 4th meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Libya at the level of Heads of States and Government

President Jacob Zuma has commended the progress registered in the discussions in the Republic of Congo towards the resolution of conflict in Libya. The President was on a Working Visit to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo to attend the 4th meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel…

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

President Zuma congratulates the President of Iran on his election victory

President Zuma extended his congratulations and best wishes to President Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran

His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, who has won the Iranian presidential elections held on Friday, 19 May 2017.   The election victory will see President Rouhani serve a second presidential term, having ascended to the office…

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

Deputy Minister Landers concludes successful working visit to Central America

During his visit to El Salvador, the Deputy Minister met with his counterpart, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Integration and Economic Promotion, HE Mr Carlos Castaneda

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has concluded his Working Visit to Central America, where he visited the Republic of El Salvador from 30 March to 01 April and the Republic of Honduras from 02 to 04 April 2017.  During his visit to El Salvador, the Deputy Minister…

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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…

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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…

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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…