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Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe; Mr Frederick Shava, co-chair the Mid-Term Review of the Bi-National Commission (BNC), in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 August 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe; Mr Frederick Shava, co-chair the Mid-Term Review of the Bi-National Commission (BNC), in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 August 2022.

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Minister Pandor hosts her Zimbabwean counterpart

At the invitation of Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa; Mr Frederick Shava, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe will pay an official visit to South Africa to co-chair the Mid-Term Review of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) to be held in Pretoria on Wednesday, 10 August 2022.

Date :

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Time : 09h00
Venue : OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr Antony Blinken, for the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr Antony Blinken, for the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2022.
Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr Antony Blinken, for the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2022.

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Opening Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the occasion of the hosting of the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue, 08 August 2022, Pretora. I am pleased to welcome you and your delegation to our beautiful country and to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

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Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the at the South Africa – Botswana Heritage Day Celebration event, King Keitseng Monument, in Lobatse, Republic of Botswana, 5 August 2022.

Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the at the South Africa – Botswana Heritage Day Celebration event, King Keitseng Monument, in Lobatse, Republic of Botswana, 5 August 2022.

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Minister Pandor to host US Secretary of State Blinken. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is scheduled to host the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr Antony Blinken, on Monday, 08 August 2022, in Pretoria, on the occasion of the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue.
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South Africa condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa strongly condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza, which have over the last 48 hours resulted in the death of over 10 people, including a five-year-old child.
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Minister Pandor to speak at South Africa – Botswana Heritage Day Celebration event - 05 August 2022. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will speak at South Africa – Botswana Heritage Day Celebration event scheduled to take place, tomorrow, 05 August 2022 at the King Keitseng Monument, in Lobatse, Botswana.
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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa – Botswana High Level Business Forum and Roundtable, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 4 August 2022. Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa – Botswana High Level Business Forum and Roundtable, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 4 August 2022.

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President to lead talks at High-Level South Africa – Botswana Business Roundtable. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 04 August 2022, embark on a Working Visit to the Republic of Botswana to lead talks at the High-Level South Africa – Botswana Business Roundtable.

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Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the South Africa – Botswana High Level Business Forum and Roundtable, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 3 August 2022. Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the South Africa – Botswana High Level Business Forum and Roundtable, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 3 August 2022.


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Address by Dr GNM Pandor, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the Botswana – South Africa Business Forum, 03rd August 2022, Gaborone. I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all to the Botswana – South Africa Business Forum, which forms part of our celebrations of 28 years of trade and investment relations between our two countries.

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Botswana and South Africa celebrate 28 Years of Bilateral Trade Relations. In celebration and commemoration of 28 years of bilateral economic relations, the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Botswana together with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) of the Republic of South Africa are convening a High Level Business Forum and Roundtable on the 03rd and 04th of August 2022, in Gaborone, Botswana.
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Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at a Symposium on South Africa’s National Interest Framework Document and its Advancement in a Global Environment, at the DIRCO Conference Centre, in Pretoria, South Africa, 1 August 2022. Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at a Symposium on South Africa’s National Interest Framework Document and its Advancement in a Global Environment, at the DIRCO Conference Centre, in Pretoria, South Africa, 1 August 2022.

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Minister Naledi Pandor hosts a Symposium on South Africa’s National Interest Framework Document and its Advancement in a Global Environment, at the DIRCO Conference Centre, in Pretoria, South Africa, 1 August 2022 Minister Naledi Pandor hosts a Symposium on South Africa’s National Interest Framework Document and its Advancement in a Global Environment, at the DIRCO Conference Centre, in Pretoria, South Africa, 1 August 2022.

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Address by Dr GNM Pandor, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the Symposium on the Framework Document on South Africa’s National Interest and its advancement in a Global Environment, Monday, 1 August 2022 from 09h00 to 13h00 at the DIRCO Conference Centre, Pretoria. I wish to thank all of you for agreeing to be part of this discussion and release of our country’s National Interest document that seeks to outline and define the key values, principles and goals that influence our Foreign policy and practice as South Africa.

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DIRCO to host a Symposium on South Africa’s National Interest Framework Document and its advancement in a Global Environment

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), led by its Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, will host a Symposium on South Africa’s National Interest Framework Document and its Advancement in a Global Environment on Monday, 01 August 2022, in Pretoria.

Date : Monday, 01 August 2022
Time : 08h30 for 09h00
Venue : OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Address by Minister Naledi Pandor to the Second Conference of the Palestinian African Heads of Mission, in Pretoria, South Africa, Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa, 26 July 2022. Address by Minister Naledi Pandor to the Second Conference of the Palestinian African Heads of Mission, in Pretoria, South Africa, Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa, 26 July 2022.

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Address by Minister Pandor to the Conference of Palestinian Heads of Mission in Africa, Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria, 26 July 2022. It is my pleasure to warmly welcome our brothers and sisters from Palestine to South Africa. We are honoured that you chose South Africa as the venue for this important meeting.

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Minister Pandor to address the Palestinian Heads of Mission in Africa Conference, Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria – 26 July 2022. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will tomorrow, at 09h00 address the Palestinian Heads of Mission in Africa Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria.
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Minister Pandor congratulates Professor Tshilidzi Marwala on his appointment as the Rector of the United Nations University. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has congratulated Professor Tshilidzi Marwala on being appointed the seventh Rector of the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes participates in the Nelson Mandela Day event at the Cuba / South Africa Friendship Junior High School for the 67 minutes of service by assisting with the painting of the school, in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day. The Nelson Mandela bust is unveiled during the celebration, in Havana, Republic of Cuba, 22 July 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes participates in the Nelson Mandela Day event at the Cuba / South Africa Friendship Junior High School for the 67 minutes of service by assisting with the painting of the school, in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day. The Nelson Mandela bust is unveiled during the celebration, in Havana, Republic of Cuba, 22 July 2022.

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Deputy Minister Botes concludes Working Visit to Cuba. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has concluded his Working Visit to Havana, Cuba, where he co-chaired the 16th Meeting of the Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) with the Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Gerardo Peñalver.

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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the Ambassador of the State of Qatar, HE Tariq Ali Faraj Al-Ansari, visit the Mookgopong Old Age Centre, in Mookgopong, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 22 July 2022. Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the Ambassador of the State of Qatar, HE Tariq Ali Faraj Al-Ansari, visit the Mookgopong Old Age Centre, in Mookgopong, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 22 July 2022.

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DIRCO and the Embassy of the State of Qatar to visit Limpopo as part of Mandela Month activities

The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, joined by the Ambassador of the State of Qatar, HE Tariq Ali Faraj Al-Ansari, will visit the town Mookgopong in the Limpopo Province on Friday, 22 July 2022, where they will jointly visit and spend 67 minutes of community work as part of Nelson Mandela International Day.

Date : Friday, 22 July 2022
Time :

10h00

Venue : Mookgopong Old Age Centre
Ward 4
Mookgopong
Limpopo Province
Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 4321 3078 (DIRCO); Ms Lamiaa Fazel Ellahi, +27 61 150 5461 (Embassy of the State of Qatar)
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Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the 24th Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, in Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the 24th Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, in Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2022.

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Opening Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor at the 24th Ordinary Meeting of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation in Pretoria – 19 July 2022. I am once again delighted to welcome you back to South Africa as we convene for the 24th Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
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Update on media arrangements for the SADC MCO and Extra-Ordinary Organ Troika Summit Plus the Kingdom of Eswatini
 
President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, will convene the SADC Extra-Ordinary Organ Troika Summit Plus the Kingdom of eSwatini, on 21 July in Pretoria.

Media Accreditation
Date : Monday, 18 July 2022
Time :

08h00 - 16h30

Venue :

Dennis Adami Hall
Wren & Soutpansberg Road
Queenswood
Pretoria

Enquiries : Ms Patience Mtshali: MtshaliP@dirco.gov.za, 083 376 9468
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Mr Gerardo Peñalver Portal, co-chair the 16th South Africa – Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM), in Havana, Republic of Cuba, 21 July 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Mr Gerardo Peñalver Portal, co-chair the 16th South Africa – Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM), in Havana, Republic of Cuba, 21 July 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes pays a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister of Cuba, Mr Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, in Havana, Republic of Cuba, 20 July 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes pays a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister of Cuba, Mr Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, in Havana, Republic of Cuba, 20 July 2022.

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Deputy Minister Botes undertakes Working Visit to Cuba. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Cuba to co-chair the 16th SA – Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) with his Cuban counterpart, Gerardo Peñalver Portal, in Havana on 21 July 2022.
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Minister Naledi Pandor visits the Leratong Hospice to mark the annual Nelson Mandela International Day, in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 July 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor visits the Leratong Hospice to mark the annual Nelson Mandela International Day, in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 July 2022.

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Minister Naledi Pandor to participate in Nelson Mandela Day

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will join South Africans and the international community in marking the annual Nelson Mandela International Day on Monday, 18 July 2022.

Date : Monday, 18 July 2022
Time :

08h30 - 10h00

Venue : Leratong Hospice
Atteridgeville
Pretoria
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO,‪‪ 082 884 5974
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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), in Lusaka, Republic of Zambia, 14 July 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), in Lusaka, Republic of Zambia, 14 July 2022.


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Minister Pandor attends the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union on 14 – 15 July 2022 in Lusaka, Zambia. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has undertaken an official visit to attend the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union, scheduled to take place on 14 – 15 July 2022, in Lusaka, Zambia.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Foreign Minister for Africa of the United Kingdom, Ms Vicky Ford, during the Bilateral Discussions between South Africa and the United Kingdom (UK), in Pretoria, South Africa, 12 July 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Foreign Minister for Africa of the United Kingdom, Ms Vicky Ford, during the Bilateral Discussions between South Africa and the United Kingdom (UK), in Pretoria, South Africa, 12 July 2022.

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Deputy Minister Botes to host United Kingdom’s Minister of Africa. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will on Tuesday, 12 July 2022, host the United Kingdom’s Minister for Africa, Ms Vicky Ford, for bilateral consultations.

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Minister Naledi Pandor pays a courtesy call on the President of Uganda, HE Mr Yoweri Museveni, at the Uganda State House, in Entebbe, Republic of Uganda, 12 July 2022.

Minister Naledi Pandor pays a courtesy call on the President of Uganda, HE Mr Yoweri Museveni, at the Uganda State House, in Entebbe, Republic of Uganda, 12 July 2022.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the unveiling of a Nelson Mandela bust, in front of the Mandela National Stadium, in Kampala, Republic of Uganda, 12 July 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the unveiling of a Nelson Mandela bust, in front of the Mandela National Stadium, in Kampala, Republic of Uganda, 12 July 2022.

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Opening of the Second Session of South Africa – Uganda Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), in Kampala, Republic of Uganda, 11 July 2022. Opening of the Second Session of South Africa – Uganda Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), in Kampala, Republic of Uganda, 11 July 2022.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, Gen. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, in Kampala, Republic of Uganda, 11 July 2022.

Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, Gen. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, in Kampala, Republic of Uganda, 11 July 2022.

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Minister Pandor undertakes a Working Visit to Uganda to co-chair the Second Session of the SA – Uganda JCC on 11 – 12 July 2022. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will undertake a Working Visit to Uganda to co-chair the Second Session of South Africa – Uganda Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), with her counterpart, Hon. General Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, the Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs on 11 – 12 July 2022.

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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the passing of former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. I have learned with sadness and shock of the passing of former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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President mourns passing of Former President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos. President Cyril Ramaphosa offers his deepest condolences to the people and Government of the Republic of Angola on the passing of former President José Eduardo dos Santos.

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Minister Naledi Pandor at the official opening of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (G20 FMM), in Bali, Republic of Indonesia, 8 July 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor at the official opening of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (G20 FMM), in Bali, Republic of Indonesia, 8 July 2022.

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Arrival of Minister Naledi Pandor at the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (G20 FMM), in Bali, Republic of Indonesia, 8 July 2022. Arrival of Minister Naledi Pandor at the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (G20 FMM), in Bali, Republic of Indonesia, 8 July 2022.

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Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor at the G20 Foreign Minister Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, 08 July 2022.“Strengthening Multilateralism” - I thank Minister Mersurdi for the excellent arrangements and hospitality arranged for us for this G20 Meeting of foreign ministers.

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South Africa to host an Extra-Ordinary Summit of the SADC Organ. The media are invited to apply for accreditation to an Extra-Ordinary Summit of the SADC Organ Troika to be held in Pretoria on Thursday, 21 July 2022.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the European Union (EU), Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles, in Bali, Republic of Indonesia, 7 July 2022.

Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the European Union (EU), Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles, in Bali, Republic of Indonesia, 7 July 2022.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Indonesia, Ms Retno Marsudi, in Bali, Republic of Indonesia, 7 July 2022.

Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Indonesia, Ms Retno Marsudi, in Bali, Republic of Indonesia, 7 July 2022.

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Minister Pandor attends G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bali, Indonesia. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, arrives in Bali, Indonesia, today to attend a two-day G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (G20 FMM), scheduled to take place from 07-08 July 2022.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Mr Vivian Balakrishnan, in Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 6 July 2022. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Mr Vivian Balakrishnan, in Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 6 July 2022.

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Minister Naledi Pandor and her delegation visit the Singapore Institute of Technical Education, in Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 5 July 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor and her delegation visit the Singapore Institute of Technical Education, in Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 5 July 2022.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Operators of the Port of Singapore, in Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 5 July 2022. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Operators of the Port of Singapore, in Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 5 July 2022.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the CEO of National Research Foundation (NRF), Professor Low Teck Seng, in Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 5 July 2022.

Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the CEO of National Research Foundation (NRF), Professor Low Teck Seng, in Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 5 July 2022.

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Minister Pandor undertakes Official Visit to Singapore. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is undertaking an Official Visit to Singapore, scheduled for 05-06 July 2022, at the invitation of the Honourable Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, to discuss bilateral and multilateral cooperation issues of mutual interest.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ms Angeles Moreno Bau, co-chair the 14th Bilateral Consultations between South Africa and Spain, in Madrid, Kingdom of Spain, 1 July 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ms Angeles Moreno Bau, co-chair the 14th Bilateral Consultations between South Africa and Spain, in Madrid, Kingdom of Spain, 1 July 2022.

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Spain and South Africa Joint Communiqué on the 14th Round of Bilateral Consultations held in Madrid, Spain, 1 July 2022. On 1 July 2022 Spain hosted the 14th round of Bilateral Consultations in Madrid, welcoming the return to the in-person format that was temporarily abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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South Africa calls for investigation into distressing number of deaths of African migrants attempting to cross the Morocco – Spain border. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) expresses deep regret and concern at the death of at least 23 and the injury of several migrants who attempted to cross the border from Morocco into the Spanish city of Melilla.

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Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the Trade and Investment Seminar, in Madrid, Kingdom of Spain, 30 June 2022. Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the Trade and Investment Seminar, in Madrid, Kingdom of Spain, 30 June 2022.

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Deputy Minister Botes pays a courtesy call on the Deputy Minister for Trade and Tourism of Spain, Ms Xiana Méndez, in Madrid, Kingdom of Spain, 30 June 2022. Deputy Minister Botes pays a courtesy call on the Deputy Minister for Trade and Tourism of Spain, Ms Xiana Méndez, in Madrid, Kingdom of Spain, 30 June 2022.

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South Africa and Spain to strengthen bilateral cooperation. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will on Friday, 01 July 2022, co-chair the 14th Bilateral Consultations between South Africa and Spain with his counterpart, Ms Angeles Moreno Bau, Secretary of State for Foreign and Global Affairs in Madrid, Spain.
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes addresses members of the Strategic Council Meeting of the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), Lisbon, Republic of Portugal, 28 June 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes addresses members of the Strategic Council Meeting of the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), Lisbon, Republic of Portugal, 28 June 2022.

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Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes during the South Africa: Trade and Investment Seminar, Porto, Republic of Portugal, 27 June 2022. Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes during the South Africa: Trade and Investment Seminar, Porto, Republic of Portugal, 27 June 2022.

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Keynote Address by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, at the South Africa Trade and Investment Seminar in Porto, 27 June 2022. I wish to thank you, Mr Mayor and the people of Porto for the warm reception and hospitality extended to the South African delegation since our arrival.

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XIV BRICS Summit Beijing Declaration, 23-24 June 2022. We, the Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa held the XIV BRICS Summit under the theme “Foster High-quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development” on 23-24 June 2022.
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Bilateral Consultation between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Deputy Minister of Portugal, Mr Fransisco André, Lisbon, Republic of Portugal, 24 June 2022. Bilateral Consultation between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Deputy Minister of Portugal, Mr Fransisco André, Lisbon, Republic of Portugal, 24 June 2022.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes pays a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister of Portugal, Mr João Gomes Cravinho, Lisbon, Republic of Portugal, 24 June 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes pays a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister of Portugal, Mr João Gomes Cravinho, Lisbon, Republic of Portugal, 24 June 2022.

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Joint Communiqué of the Seventh Session of Bilateral Consultations between Portugal and South Africa. Portugal and South Africa concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Consultations on 25 November 2002, which provides for regular meetings chaired by the Ministers or Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries in order to discuss Bilateral Relations, Regional and Multilateral Issues.

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Deputy Minister Botes arrives in Portugal for Bilateral Consultations. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has today, 23 June 2022, arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, where he is scheduled to co-chair the Seventh Bilateral Consultations between South Africa and Portugal with his Portuguese counterpart, Mr Francisco André, on 24 June 2022.

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Statement by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini during the Sixth International Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium 2022, CSIR ICC, Pretoria, South Africa, 24 June 2022. Statement by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini during the Sixth International Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium 2022, CSIR ICC, Pretoria, South Africa, 24 June 2022.

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Statement by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini on the occasion of Procurement Seminar, 24 June 2022. It gives me great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to everyone present at this important Procurement Seminar which is jointly hosted by the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the United Nations Office of Supply Chain Management.
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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022), Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 24 June 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022), Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 24 June 2022.

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Minister aMinister Naledi Pandor at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022), Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 23 June 2022.Naledi Pandor at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022), Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 24-25 June 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022), Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 23 June 2022.

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Minister Naledi Pandor and the South African delegation arrive for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022), Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 22 June 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor and the South African delegation arrive for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022), Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 22 June 2022.

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Minister Naledi Pandor leads a South African delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022). The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will lead a South African delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022) scheduled to be held on Friday, 24 June 2022 and Saturday, 25 June 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting of 22 June 2022. Issues in the Emvironmente - Climate Change - Cabinet welcomed the visit to South Africa by Mr Alok Sharma, President of the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Summit, from 19 to 21 June 2022, and his assessment that South Africa has shown a clear commitment to a clean energy transition.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers a statement at the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), Vienna, Republic of Austria, 21 June 2022.
Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers a statement at the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), Vienna, Republic of Austria, 21 June 2022.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes attends the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), Vienna, Republic of Austria, 21 June 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes attends the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), Vienna, Republic of Austria, 21 June 2022.

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Statement by Mr Alvin Botes Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa to the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, 21 June 2022, Vienna, Austria. Thank you, Mr President, for the opportunity to address this august gathering. It has indeed been a long journey and now we are finally here, working on the implementation of this vital Treaty.

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Deputy Minister Botes attending meeting in Vienna on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has arrived in Vienna, Austria, where he is leading a South African delegation participating in the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) from 21 to 23 June 2022.

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Minister Naledi Pandor visits the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 17 June 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor visits the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 17 June 2022.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Norwegian Business Community at Norfund. The Foreign Minister of Norway, Ms Anniken Huitfeldt; and CEO of Norfund, Mr Tellef Thorleifsson; is with Minister Pandor, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 17 June 2022. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Norwegian Business Community at Norfund. The Foreign Minister of Norway, Ms Anniken Huitfeldt; and CEO of Norfund, Mr Tellef Thorleifsson; is with Minister Pandor, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 17 June 2022.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Foreign Minister of Norway, Ms Anniken Huitfeldt, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 17 June 2022. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Foreign Minister of Norway, Ms Anniken Huitfeldt, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway, 17 June 2022.

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Minister Pandor concludes successful visit to the Nordic region. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has today, 17 June 2022, concluded her successful visit to the Nordic region.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of International Development of Sweden, Ms Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden, 17 June 2022. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of International Development of Sweden, Ms Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden, 17 June 2022.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ms Ann Linde, Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden, 16 June 2022. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ms Ann Linde, Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden, 16 June 2022.

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