Monthly Programme of Events
  28 Jun: Special Official Funeral for Ambassador Billy Modise, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
  26 Jun: Official Memorial Service for Ambassador Billy Modise, Pretoria, South Africa
  25 Jun: IMC on State Funerals briefs media on preparations for the Official Memorial and Funeral Services for Ambassador Billy Modise, Pretoria, South Africa
  22 Jun: 20th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, Luanda, Republic of Angola
  22 Jun: Closure for the Accreditation for the 10th BRICS Summit, Johannesburg, South Africa
  22 Jun: Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule addresses a BRICS Business Stakeholders, Johannesburg, South Africa
  20 Jun: Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Pretoria, South Africa
  19 Jun: Accreditation for the Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Pretoria, South Africa
  18 Jun: Speaker's Meeting on “BRICS in Africa: Working towards the realisation of the African Aspirations” by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg, South Africa
  18 Jun: BRICS Roundtable Discussion, Durban, South Africa
  17 Jun: Minister Lindiwe Sisulu celebrates Youth Month, Grace Bible Church, Soweto, South Africa
  16 Jun: Youth Day (South Africa)
  9 Jun: G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach, Quebec, Canada
  8 Jun: United Nations Security Council (UNSC) elections, New York, USA
  5 Jun: Working Visit by President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, to Pretoria, South Africa
  4 Jun: Second Formal Meeting of the BRICS Foreign Affairs/International Relations Ministers, Pretoria, South Africa
  4 Jun: IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa
  2, 3 and 4 Jun: Media Accreditation for the BRICS Ministerial Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa
  1 Jun: 107th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) Council of Ministers and the 43rd Session of the ACP-European Union (EU) Joint Council of Ministers, Lomé, Togo
  June: Youth Month (South Africa)
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Special Official Funeral for Ambassador Billy Modise

The President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Mr CM Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral for Ambassador Billy Modise, who sadly passed away on Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

Official Memorial Service
Date : Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Time : 11H00 (Media to arrive at 10h30)
Venue : OR Tambo Building
DIRCO Conference Centre
 
Special Official Funeral Service
Date : Thursday, 28 June 2018
Time : 09H00
Venue : Marks Park
Emmarentia
Johannesburg
RSVP : Mrs Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za, 073 058 3876
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838
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IMC on State Funerals to brief media on preparations for the Official Memorial and Funeral Services for Ambassador Billy Modise

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on State Funerals, led by Minister in the Presidency, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will on Monday, 25 June 2018 brief media on the preparations for the Official Memorial and Funeral Services for the late Ambassador Billy Modise, who passed away at the age of 87.

Date : Monday, 25 June 2018
Time : 16H00
Venue : Room 153
Union Buildings
Pretoria
RSVP : Terence Manase 0823386707 or Pheliswa Sebati 082 413 4609
Enquiries : Ms Phumla Williams GCIS Acting Director-General 083 5010 139
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South Africa condemns the attack at a peaceful rally in Ethiopia. H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia following an attack against civilians at a rally in Addis Ababa on Saturday, 23 June 2018, which was held in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's reform agenda.

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President Ramaphosa condemns bomb blast in Zimbabwe. The President of the Republic of South Africa and Chair of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, has condemned the bomb blast at a stadium in Bulawayo, Republic of Zimbabwe, where the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa, was addressing an election rally.

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Passports of South Africans stranded in China to be handed over on Monday. The Chinese authorities confirmed today that the passports of the group of 51 South Africans stranded in Changchun, China, will be released as from Monday, 25 June 2018. The individuals in the group will then return to South Africa.

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President Ramaphosa declares a Special Official Funeral for the late Ambassador Modise. President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 1 for South Africa’s former Chief of State Protocol and recipient of the National Order of Luthuli, Ambassador Billy Modise who passed on earlier this week, at the age of 87.
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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attends the 20th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, Luanda, Republic of Angola, 22 June 2018.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attends the 20th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, Luanda, Republic of Angola, 22 June 2018.

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Minister Sisulu to lead South Africa's delegation at the SADC ministerial meeting in Angola. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, will lead a South African delegation to the 20th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, scheduled for 22 June 2018 in Luanda, Republic of Angola.

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BRICS Summit media accreditation deadline approaching

Ahead of the deadline on Friday, 22 June 2018, the South African Government invites those members of the media who have not done so to apply to be accredited to the 10th BRICS Summit, which will be hosted at the Sandton International Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, from 25 to 27 July 2018.

Online Registration :

https://macc.gcis.gov.za

Closing Date :

Friday, 22 June 2018

Summit Information : http://www.brics2018.org.za
Accreditation Enquiries :

Ms Laoura Lazouras: LazourasL@dirco.gov.za / 083 564 2024
Ms Mmemme Mogotsi: mmemme@gcis.gov.za / 072 856 4288

Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838
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Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule delivers the Keynote Address at the BRICS Business Stakeholders Engagement event, Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, South Africa, 22 June 2018. Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule delivers the Keynote Address at the BRICS Business Stakeholders Engagement event, Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, South Africa, 22 June 2018.

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Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Mhaule occasion of the Stakeholder Engagement Dinner on the 10th BRICS Summit in Ekhureleni, 22 June 2018. We are honoured to be given this opportunity to be here with you today, to share and deliberate with yourselves on our preparations towards the upcoming BRICS summit. We are indeed seized with a unique opportunity as we usher our country into a new dawn of shared prosperity for all.

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Deputy Minister Mhaule to address BRICS Business Stakeholders

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Reginah Mhaule, will on Friday, 22 June 2018, address business stakeholders in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, as part of a series of activities linked to South Africa’s role as Chair of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

Date : Friday, 22 June 2018
Time : 17H00 (Media to arrive at 16h30)
Venue   Emperor’s Palace
Convention Centre
Assembly 2
Ekurhuleni
Gauteng
RSVP : Dolly Cossa, cossad@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838
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DIRCO is working with Chinese authorities on stranded young South Africans in China due to visa scam. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu is aware of  South African citizens who are stranded in China as a result of a visa scam and she has instructed the department to work with the Chinese authorities to have their passports released so that they can come back to South Africa as soon as possible.

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Withdrawal of the USA from the UN Human Rights Council. The South African Government regrets the decision by the government of the United States of America (US) to withdraw its membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

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President Ramaphosa mourns the passing of Ambassador Billy Modise. President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deepest condolences on the sad passing of South Africa’s former Chief of State Protocol and recipient of the National Order of Luthuli, Ambassador Billy Modise, who passed away last night in hospital after a long illness.

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Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Pretoria, South Africa, 20 June 2018. Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Pretoria, South Africa, 20 June 2018.

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Media Statement on the Meeting of BRICS Deputy Ministers/Special Envoys on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Pretoria, South Africa, 20 June 2018. The BRICS Deputy Ministers/Special Envoys on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) met on 20 June 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa to exchange views on the current situation in the Middle East and North African regions.

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Deputy Minister Landers to host the Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will on Wednesday, 20 June 2018, host the Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), scheduled to take place in Pretoria.

Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Date : Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Time : 09h00 – 09h35 (Opening Remarks)
Members of the media must arrive at 08h30

Welcome Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers
Welcome Statements by Heads of Delegations
Time : 09H35 – 09H45 (group photo)
Venue : OR Tambo Building
Conference Centre 1
RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za by close of business on Monday, 18 June 2018
 

Accreditation for the Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Date : Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Time : 09H00 - 16H00
Venue : OR Tambo Building
Welcome Centre
Room 14
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838
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President Ramaphosa welcomes the participation of Dr Riek Machar Teny in the High Level Revitalisation Talks facilitated by IGAD in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes the participation of Dr Riek Machar Teny, Chairperson of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/A-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) in the High Level Revitalisation talks facilitated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 20 June 2018. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 20 June 2018, at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. Issues in the environment - United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - Cabinet extends appreciation to the members of the United Nations (UN) that overwhelmingly supported South Africa to serve as a non-permanent member on the UNSC for the term 2019 until 2020.

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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Speaker's Meeting, SAIIA Head Office, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg, 18 June 2018.

Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Speaker's Meeting, SAIIA Head Office, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg, 18 June 2018.

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Speech by Deputy Minister L. Landers - BRICS in Africa - Working Towards the Realisation of the African Aspirations - In partnership with the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) - University of Witwatersrand - Johannesburg, 18 June 2018. I am humbled to be afforded an opportunity to be with you today to reflect on South Africa’s membership of BRICS and our continued role within the formation for mutual benefit. We will take this opportunity to further demonstrate tangible achievements and benefits which we derived as a country and the African continent.

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Professor Anil Sooklal, the Deputy Director General of Asia Middle East from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, addresses the BRICS Roundtable Discussion, Durban, South Africa, 18 June 2018. Professor Anil Sooklal, the Deputy Director General of Asia Middle East from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, addresses the BRICS Roundtable Discussion, Durban, South Africa, 18 June 2018.

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DIRCO embarks on pre-BRICS events

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) is embarking on a number of activities in the run-up to the 10th BRICS Summit. These include the Speaker's Meeting at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), to be addressed by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, and the BRICS Roundtable Discussion in Durban, to be addressed by Prof. Anil Sooklal, BRICS Sous-Sherpa and Deputy Director-General for Asia and Middle East in DIRCO.

Speaker's Meeting (SAIIA)

Date : Monday, 18 June 2018
Time : 16H00 to conclude by 17H30 (Media to arrive at 15:30)
Venue   SAIIA Head Office
East Campus
Wits University
Johannesburg

Parking

: Parking is available on both sides of Jan Smuts House and the surrounding area
RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za or Fortunate Xaba, fortunte.xaba@wits.ac.za
 

BRICS Roundtable Discussion

Date : Monday, 18 June 2018
Time : 09H30 (Media to arrive at 09:00)
Venue : Moses Mabhida Stadium
Durban
RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za or Lihle Nxumalo, lihle@gcis.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya 083 645 7838
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Deputy Minister Landers to address the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Speaker’s Meeting

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the South African Institute of International Affairs invite the media to a Speaker's Meeting to be addressed by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers. The meeting will focus on “BRICS in Africa: Working towards the realisation of the African Aspirations”.

Date : Monday, 18 June 2018
Time : 16h00 - 17h30 (Media to arrive at 15:30)
Venue : SAIIA Head Office
East Campus
Wits University
Johannesburg

Parking

: Parking is available on both sides of Jan Smuts House and the surrounding area
RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za and Fortunate Xaba, fortunte.xaba@wits.ac.za
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or Mabayan@dirco.gov.za
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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with Bishop Mosa Sono and Ambassador S T Lin of China, Soweto, South Africa, 17 June 2018. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with Bishop Mosa Sono and Ambassador S T Lin of China, Soweto, South Africa, 17 June 2018.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with Bishop Mosa Sono and Ambassador S T Lin of China, Soweto, South Africa, 17 June 2018.

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Minister Sisulu to celebrate Youth Month at the Grace Bible Church

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu will on Sunday, 17 June 2018, celebrate Youth Day with the youth of the Grace Bible Church in Soweto, Gauteng.

Date : Sunday, 17 June 2018
Time : 09H00
Venue : Grace Bible Church
1478 Dlebelendlovu Street
Zone 1
Pimville
Soweto
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838
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Former Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke to lead Mediation Team in Lesotho. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed the Former Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Dikgang Ernest Moseneke, as the Leader of the Mediation Team of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitation in the Kingdom of Lesotho, which will assist the President as he continues to facilitate the political national dialogue and reform processes in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation opens the Workshop on the MAC Protocol to the Cape Town Convention co-hosted by DIRCO, the University of Johannesburg, and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 June 2018. Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation opens the Workshop on the MAC Protocol to the Cape Town Convention co-hosted by DIRCO, the University of Johannesburg, and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 June 2018.

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President Ramaphosa concludes successful Visit to Canada. Canada - President Ramaphosa has today, 10 June 2018, concluded his working visit to Canada where he participated in the G7 Leaders’ Outreach Summit held in Quebec City, under the theme “Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas, Coasts and Communities”.
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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa-Canada Investor Engagement in Toronto, Canada, 8 June 2018. It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to engage with you as we head to the G7 Outreach meeting in Charlevoix over the weekend. This is a welcome opportunity to talk about South Africa’s economic renewal and the opportunities it presents for investors from across the world.

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Statement by President Ramaphosa following the UN Security Council Elections. The United Nations General Assembly has today, Friday, 8 June 2018, elected South Africa to serve in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020 as a non-permanent member. This will be the third time that South Africa will be serving in the Security Council since the dawn of democracy in 1994.
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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu hosts a celebratory lunch with SADC Group, SA Delegation and Mission Staff, New York, USA, 8 June 2018.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu hosts a celebratory lunch with SADC Group, SA Delegation and Mission Staff, New York, USA, 8 June 2018.

DIRCO News Agency/Katlholo Maifadi

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the United Nations General Assembly Elections for the non-permanent seats in the Security Council, New York, USA, 8 June 2018.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the United Nations General Assembly Elections for the non-permanent seats in the Security Council, New York, USA, 8 June 2018.

DIRCO News Agency/Katlholo Maifadi

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Media Remarks following South Africa's election to the Non-Permanent Seat in the UN Security Council, 8 June 2018. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the Member States of the UN General Assembly for supporting South Africa's candidacy for the non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the period 2019-2020. We are honoured and humbled by this gesture of confidence.

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South Africa sends condolence message to Guatemala following volcanic eruption. The President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, has, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, offered his deepest condolences to the President of the Republic of Guatemala, HE Mr Jimmy Morales, his Government and the people of Guatemala following the recent volcanic eruption which occurred in that country.

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President Ramaphosa departs South Africa for Canada to participate in the G7 Leaders' Summit Outreach. Pretoria - President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Thursday, 07 June 2018, departed South Africa for Canada, to participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach to be held in Québec City under the theme “Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas, Coasts and Communities”.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu hosts a reception on the occasion of South Africa's campaign to the UN Security Council for the term 2019 - 2020, New York, USA, 7 June 2018. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu hosts a reception on the occasion of South Africa's campaign to the UN Security Council for the term 2019 - 2020, New York, USA, 7 June 2018.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu hosts a reception on the occasion of South Africa's campaign to the UN Security Council for the term 2019 - 2020, New York, USA, 7 June 2018. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu hosts a reception on the occasion of South Africa's campaign to the UN Security Council for the term 2019 - 2020, New York, USA, 7 June 2018.

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Preview Interviews by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with Nick Harper of Feature Story News (reporting for SABC) and Nadia Neophytou of EWN, and DIRCO News Agency on the sidelines of Minister's reception on the occasion of the campaign for the non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council, New York USA, 7 June 2018. Preview Interviews by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with Nick Harper of Feature Story News (reporting for SABC) and Nadia Neophytou of EWN, and DIRCO News Agency on the sidelines of Minister's reception on the occasion of the campaign for the non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council, New York USA, 7 June 2018.

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Minister Sisulu arrives in New York ahead of the UNSC elections. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, has today, 07 June 2018 arrived in New York, ahead of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) elections scheduled for tomorrow, 08 June 2018.

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President Ramaphosa to participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach in Quebec, Canada. President Cyril Ramaphosa will participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach to be held on Saturday, 9 June 2018, in Quebec, Canada, under the theme Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas, Coasts and Communities.

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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers together with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Ms Sushma Swaraj, mark the 125th Anniversary of the eviction of Mahatma Gandhi, Pietermaritzburg Railway Station, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 7 June 2018. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers together with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Ms Sushma Swaraj, mark the 125th Anniversary of the eviction of Mahatma Gandhi, Pietermaritzburg Railway Station, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 7 June 2018.
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers together with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Ms Sushma Swaraj, mark the 125th Anniversary of the eviction of Mahatma Gandhi, Pietermaritzburg Railway Station, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 7 June 2018.

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South Africa and India to commemorate Ghandi train incident. The Minister of External Affairs of India, Her Excellency, Minister Sushma Swaraj, will visit Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province, to attend the commemoration of the event which occurred 125 years ago, on 07 June 1893, when a young Mahatma Gandhi was forcibly removed from the first class, whites-only carriage of a train in Pietermaritzburg.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa receives President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 5 June 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa receives President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 5 June 2018.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Working Visit by H.E Mr Brahim Ghali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic to the South African Republic, 5 June 2018. On 5 June 2018, President Ramaphosa received the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, H.E. Mr Brahim Ghali, on his Working Visit to South Africa.

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Remarks to the Media by President Cyril Ramaphosa following Talks with President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 5 June 2018. Allow me, Your Excellency, to once again welcome you to South Africa. Even though our respective countries are located on the extreme ends of our Continent, we are brought together by an unbreakable bond that were forged during our common fight against colonialism and apartheid.

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Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Working Visit of President Brahim Ghali of The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 5 June 2018. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you, Mr President, and your delegation on the occasion of your working visit to South Africa. We believe that through this visit, the historical and fraternal relations that happily exist between our two governments and peoples will be further strengthened.

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President Ramaphosa to receive President Abraham Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 05 June 2018, receive the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, His Excellency President Brahim Ghali, for a Working Visit.
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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu; the Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, of India; and the Deputy Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcos Galvão of Brazil, at the IBSA Ministerial Meeting, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 4 June 2018. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu; the Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, of India; and the Deputy Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcos Galvão of Brazil, at the IBSA Ministerial Meeting, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 4 June 2018.

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IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation, Pretoria, 4th June, 2018. The External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Ms. Lindiwe Sisulu and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Mr. Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galvão, met in Pretoria on 4th June, 2018.
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Joint Press Release: IBSA Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Pretoria, 4th June, 2018. The External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Ms. Lindiwe Sisulu and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Mr. Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galvão, met in Pretoria on 4th June, 2018 for the informal meeting of IBSA Foreign Ministers.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu opens the Second Formal BRICS Foreign Affairs/International Relations Ministers Meeting, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 4 June 2018. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu opens the Second Formal BRICS Foreign Affairs/International Relations Ministers Meeting, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 4 June 2018.
BRICS Ministers attending: State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Li, of China; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, of Russia, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu of South Africa; Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, of India; and Deputy Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcos Galvão of Brazil, Pretoria, South Africa, 4 June 2018.

BRICS Ministers attending: State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Li, of China; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, of Russia, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu of South Africa; Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, of India; and Deputy Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcos Galvão of Brazil, Pretoria, South Africa, 4 June 2018.

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Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, 4 June 2018, Pretoria, South Africa. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations 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, met on 4 June 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Opening Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/ International Relations, DIRCO, Pretoria, 04 June 2018. It is my sincere honour to welcome you to South Africa on the eve of the Second Formal Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations. Honourable Ministers, your presence here re-affirms and strengthens the long-standing bonds of friendship and cooperation we have built in the decade of our strategic partnership.

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