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Communiqué: Double Troika Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 28 June 2016.The Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana on 28 June 2016.

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President Zuma arrives in Botswana for the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the SADC Double Troika. His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in Botswana, ahead of the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the SADC Double Troika scheduled to be held in Gaborone, on 28 June 2016. It is anticipated that the Extra-Ordinary Summit will consider the political and security situation in the SADC region, paying particular attention to the situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Relative Calm Returns to the City of Tshwane. Government is making notable progress in stabilising and stamping out acts of criminality in and around the City of Tshwane. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested 150 suspects in connection with various crimes such as public violence, burglary, theft, possession of unlicensed firearms and the possession of suspected stolen property.
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Territorial dispute regarding the South China Sea. South Africa has noted with concern the recent trend in the global arena to politicise the situation pertaining to the South China Sea. South Africa supports the position that the sovereign states that are directly concerned should resolve their relevant disputes through direct consultations and negotiations, on the basis of respecting historical facts and in accordance with international law, as well as to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea.

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Statement on Cabinet Meeting of 22 June 2016. Implementation of key government programmes - Cabinet deliberated on the fourth quarter progress reports of the implementation of the government Programme of Action (PoA) and the outcomes. Government is making progress by addressing challenges and intervening to close the gaps in the implementation of the PoA.

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SA sends a message of condolences to the US following Orlando tragedy. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has sent a message of condolences to the Government and the people of the United States of America following the shooting in Orlando, Florida, which has left about 50 people dead and scores injured. The South African Government has noted the comments by President Obama following the shooting, describing the incident as an "act of terror."

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DIRCO and the Gift of the Givers make a donation to cyclone-hit Madagascar. Following an urgent appeal by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Madagascar to respond to the emergency situation fomented by the cyclone “Chedza” and the on-going floods since January 2015, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has partnered with the Gift of the Givers Foundation to provide humanitarian assistance to Madagascar.

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SA condemns the recent attack in Kazakhstan. The South African Government condemns the cowardly attack which took place on 5 June 2016 in the city of Aktobe in Western Kazakhstan, which claimed the lives of 6 people. The South African Government sends it deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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Middle East on razor edge, The New Age, 09 June 2016. South Africa participated in the recent conference in Paris aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process, which collapsed in 2014 with the outbreak of what has become known as the Fifty-Day Gaza War.
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Remarks by Deputy Minister L Landers on the occasion of the DIRCO Provincial Roadshow to the KZN Provincial Cabinet, Provincial Legislature and Provincial Government, 8 June 2016. I am pleased to lead the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) team on this occasion of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Roadshow. This is the second Provincial Roadshow following the one we undertook to the Free State Province in September 2015.

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Government displeased with the manner in which the alerts about South Africa were handled. The South African government takes the threat of violent extremism and terrorism very seriously. It is a global phenomenon that no nation can claim immunity from. As part of their work, our security agencies are in constant liaison with foreign intelligence services represented in South Africa. Their work includes information exchanges on threats presented by violent extremism and terrorism.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 8 June 2016. We have noted the reviews by international rating agencies Fitch, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, which reaffirmed South Africa’s investment grade credit rating and maintained its stable outlook. The rating reviews affirm the continuing work by government to turn the economy around and give the country the necessary space to continue implementing its intervention plans.

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Family photograph of the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) International Conference, Paris, France, 3 June 2016. Family photograph of the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) International Conference, Paris, France, 3 June 2016.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) International Conference, Paris, France, 3 June 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) International Conference, Paris, France, 3 June 2016.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Mr Jean Marc Ayraultm, during the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) International Conference, Paris, France, 3 June 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Mr Jean Marc Ayraultm, during the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) International Conference, Paris, France, 3 June 2016.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful participation in the Middle East Peace Initiative Ministerial Meeting in Paris. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has today, Friday, 3 June 2016, participated in a Ministerial Meeting  on the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) in Paris, France,  at the invitation of the French Foreign Minister, Mr Jean Marc Ayrault.

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Joint Communiqué: Middle East Peace Initiative, Paris, June 3, 2016. The Participants met in Paris on June 3, 2016 to reaffirm their support for a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They reaffirmed that a negotiated two-state solution is the only way to achieve an enduring peace, with two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.
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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the Paris Middle East Peace Conference.The Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will on Friday, 3 June 2016, attend an international conference on the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) in Paris, France, at the invitation of the French Foreign Minister, Mr Jean Marc Ayrault.

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Cuba: first among equals, The New Age, 02 June 2016. South Africa and Cuba mark the 20th anniversary of bilateral relations this year. We chose to mark this landmark event during the pas month of May, which was designated as Africa Month and which marks the founding on May 25, 1963 of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union.
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane signs the condolences book on the passing of President Mohamed Abdelaziz of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) at the Embassy of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 June 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane signs the condolences book on the passing of President Mohamed Abdelaziz of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) at the Embassy of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 June 2016.

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South Africa expresses its condolences to the people of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) on the passing of President Mohamed Abdelaziz. President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of South Africa, expresses his deepest condolences to the Saharawi people on the passing away of President Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary-General of the Polisario Front.

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Deputy Minister Landers arrives in Papua New Guinea for the ACP Council of Ministers' Meeting. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers arrived in Papua New Guinea today, 29 May 2016, to attend the Ministerial Meeting of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, scheduled for 30 June 2016. The meeting will be succeeded by the 8th ACP Summit on 31 May to 01 June 2016.

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Minister Ebrahim Patel to lead a South African a delegation to the 8th Summit ACP. Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel will lead a South African delegation to the 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to be held in the Independent State of Papua New Guinea from 31 May to 01 June 2016.

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South Africa has no objection to CPJ being granted observer status by ECOSOC. In accordance with our Constitution,  laws and policies, South Africa supports freedom of expression and the role that Journalists play in democracy and free societies. Journalists play a key role in the consolidation of democracy, transparency and good governance.
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane attends the opening of the Fifteenth Africa-Nordic Ministerial Meeting, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 26-27 May 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane attends the opening of the Fifteenth Africa-Nordic Ministerial Meeting, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 26-27 May 2016.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the Opening Dinner of the Fifteenth Africa-Nordic Ministerial Meeting, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 26-27 May 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the Opening Dinner of the Fifteenth Africa-Nordic Ministerial Meeting, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 26-27 May 2016.



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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful working visit to the Kingdom of Norway. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today returned from a successful working visit to the Kingdom of Norway, where she participated in the 15th Africa-Nordic Meeting of Foreign Ministers on 26-27 May 2016.
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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the 15th Africa-Nordic Ministerial Meeting in the Kingdom of Norway. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, arrived today in the Kingdom of Norway where she will participate in the 15th Africa-Nordic Meeting of Foreign Ministers scheduled for  26-27 May 2016 in Oslo.

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The Women 20 Meeting in Xi'an, People's Republic of China successfully concluded. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane concluded a successful participation in a gathering of women from twenty countries within the G20 formation in Xi'an, the People's Republic of China. The meeting ended today, 26 May 2016, where a joint communique was adopted and will be presented to G20 in September.

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High Commissioner Ndebele has not been recalled. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has noted a report in the Sowetan newspaper of Wednesday, 25 May 2016, indicating that South Africa's High Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Sibusiso Ndebele, has been recalled from his diplomatic posting.

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Leaders of African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries to meet in Papua New Guinea for Pivotal Summit. Leaders from the 79 countries of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are expected in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 30th May - 1st June for the 8th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Summit will discuss the future of the ACP Group as a revitalised cohesive force advocating the interests of its member states in the international arena.
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Statement on the terror blasts in Syria. Once again the Syrian people are under a dark cloud of mourning, following a series of Monday morning’s terrorist bombings that rocked the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh. By Tuesday morning the death toll stood at 78 and most of the victims were women and children.

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Sixty-Ninth (69th) World Health Assembly Ministerial Communiqué, Foreign Policy and Global Health Network, Geneva, May 24th, 2016. The Ministers of Health of the Foreign Policy and Global Health (FPGH) network, comprising Brazil, France, Indonesia, Norway, Senegal, South Africa and Thailand met today on the side-lines of the 69th Session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
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President Zuma hosts Palestine President on a Working Visit. President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 25 May 2016, host President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine on a Working Visit to South Africa. President Abbas will hold bilateral discussions with President Zuma where the two leaders are expected to discuss a broad range of issues including the current initiatives aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestine stand-off.
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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 25 May 2016. Implementation of Key Government Programmes - The Fort Hare centenary celebrations which were officiated by President Jacob Zuma were a success. Hundreds of guests, including Alumni and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as well as diplomats attended this prestigious milestone in South Africa’s history.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the Women 20 (W20) meeting. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is in Xi’an, the People’s Republic of China, where she will participate in the W20, an outreach engagement of the G20, taking place on 24-26 May 2016.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo to host Public Participation Programme

The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Ms. Nomaindiya Mfeketo, will host a stakeholder relations event aimed at promoting awareness of DIRCO’s activities and programmes.

Date :

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Time : 10H00
Venue :

Samaj Centre
Athlone
Cape Town

RSVP :  mtshalip@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 2431 3078
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Deputy Minister Mfeketo to brief the media on outcomes of her visit to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Deputy Minister Mfeketo will brief the media on the outcomes of her visit to the Levant countries.

Date : Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Time : 09H00
Venue : Imbizo Media Briefing Room, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town
RSVP :

mtshalip@dirco.gov.za

Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàlez, co-chairing a public lecture under the theme: “SA-Cuba: 20-year celebration of formal bilateral cooperation", University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 May 2016. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàlez, co-chairing a public lecture under the theme: “SA-Cuba: 20-year celebration of formal bilateral cooperation", University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 May 2016.
Deputy Minister of Luwellyn Landers with the First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàlez, during a Wreath-Laying Ceremony, Freedom Park, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 May 2016. Deputy Minister of Luwellyn Landers with the First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàlez, during a Wreath-Laying Ceremony, Freedom Park, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 May 2016.
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with the First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàlez, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 May 2016. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with the First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàlez, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 May 2016.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane receives a courtesy call from the First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàle, during his visit to Pretoria, South Africa, 21 May 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane receives a courtesy call from the First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàle, during his visit to Pretoria, South Africa, 21 May 2016.



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Address by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Luwellyn Landers MP, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of South Africa - Cuba Bilateral Relations: Wits University in Johannesburg; Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Thank you for being here. I am honoured to welcome you all to this Public Lecture. On this occasion we will focus specifically on the “20th Anniversary of South Africa- Cuba Bilateral Relations”. It is just one of various activities we have undertaken since the arrival of our Cuban friends earlier this week, to mark the 20th Anniversary of our cordial and friendly bilateral relations.

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Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers at the Wreath-Laying Ceremony on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Bilateral Cooperation between South Africa and Cuba, Freedom Park, Monday, 23 May 2016. It is a great pleasure for me to address you on this occasion to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Bilateral Relations between South Africa and Cuba. Please allow me to welcome my colleague, comrade and leader of the Cuban delegation to Freedom Park – a place known as Isivivane.

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Deputy Minister Landers to host Cuban First Deputy Minister Medina Gonzàlez

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, will host the First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina Gonzàlez, in Pretoria and Johannesburg from 23 to 24 May 2016. The visit takes place at the time when the two countries celebrate 20 years of formal bilateral cooperation.

Date :

Monday, 23 May 2016

Time : 13H00 - 17H00
Venue : Freedom Park
Koch Street
Pretoria
RSVP : Tercia Malepane, 071 422 5227 / malepanet@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078


Date :

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Time : 15H30 - 18H00
Venue : Wits Theatre
University of Witwatersrand
Braamfontein
Johannesburg
RSVP : Tercia Malepane, 071 422 5227 / malepanet@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Deputy Minister Landers to co-chair the 13th South Africa - Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, HE Mr Luwellyn Landers, will co-chair the 13th Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) with his Cuban counterpart, H. E. MR Marcelino Medina Gonzàlez on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Pretoria. The JCM convenes annually and is co-chaired by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa and the 1st Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba.

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Third Round of South African students receive scholarships from Sweden. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation hosted South African students today, who were selected for the third round of the Swedish post-graduate scholarship programme. The students will be travelling to Sweden to commence their studies in August 2016.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani, before the commencement of the State Visit of President Jacob Zuma to Doha, State of Qatar, 19 May 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani, before the commencement of the State Visit of President Jacob Zuma to Doha, State of Qatar, 19 May 2016.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the Arabic Al Jazeera newsroom being interviewed by Abd al-Samad Nasir, Doha, State of Qatar, 18 May 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the Arabic Al Jazeera newsroom being interviewed by Abd al-Samad Nasir, Doha, State of Qatar, 18 May 2016.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the Al Jazeera newsroom being interviewed by Jane Dutton, Doha, State of Qatar, 18 May 2016. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the Al Jazeera newsroom being interviewed by Jane Dutton, Doha, State of Qatar, 18 May 2016.


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President Zuma congratulates Mr Azali Assoumani as President-elect of the Union of Comoros. H. E. President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, congratulates President-elect Azali Assoumani on his election as President of the Union of the Comoros.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo is in Syria on an official visit. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo arrived in Damascus the capital city of Syria on an official visit. The visit to Syrian Arab Republic comes within the context of strengthening bilateral and economic relations between South Africa and the countries in the Levant region.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo concludes visit to Jordan. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo has concluded a successful visit to Jordan. The Deputy Minister held bilateral talks with her counterpart, Mr Mohammad BANI-TAISEER, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

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Pretoria News Diplomatic Scene, Pretoria News, 17 May 2016.
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Deputy Minister Mfeketo in Jordan on an official visit. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo has arrived in Jordan on an official visit. The visit to Jordan is part of the Deputy Minister's mission to strengthen bilateral and economic relations with three Levant countries, including Syria and Lebanon.

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Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo to visit Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo will lead a South African delegation on an Official Visit to three Levant countries. The visit is scheduled for 13-21 May 2016. The visit is aimed at strengthening political and economic relations between the Republic of South Africa and Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

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South Africa condemns the killing of 8 policemen in Egypt. The Government of the Republic of South Africa joins the international community in condemning the attack against a government minivan in the Helwan district of Cairo, on Sunday 8 May 2016, in which eight Egyptian policemen were killed. The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Meeting between Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Gabon, Mr Calixte Isidore Nsie Edang, Libreville, Gabon, 12 May 2016. Meeting between Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Gabon, Mr Calixte Isidore Nsie Edang, Libreville, Gabon, 12 May 2016.
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers addresses the media during his official visit, Libreville, Gabon, 12 May 2016. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers addresses the media during his official visit, Libreville, Gabon, 12 May 2016.



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