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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and the Executive Secretary of SADC, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, attend the SADC Troika plus Chair Meeting, SADC Headquarters, Gaborone, Botswana, 16 November 2017. Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and the Executive Secretary of SADC, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, attend the SADC Troika plus Chair Meeting, SADC Headquarters, Gaborone, Botswana, 16 November 2017.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moito of Botswana, co-chair the Ministerial Meeting of the Fourth Session of the South Africa - Botswana Bi-National Commission, Gaborone, Botswana, 16 November 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moito of Botswana, co-chair the Ministerial Meeting of the Fourth Session of the South Africa - Botswana Bi-National Commission, Gaborone, Botswana, 16 November 2017.

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President Zuma to undertake a Working Visit to Botswana for the 4th Session of the SA-Botswana Bi-National Commission. President Jacob Zuma will undertake a working visit to participate in and co-chair the 4th Session of the South Africa-Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC) to be held in Gaborone, Botswana on 17 November 2017.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 15 November 2017. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. Issues in the environment – Investment - Cabinet welcomes Ford Motor Company’s R3-billion investment into the Silverton Plant, Pretoria, Gauteng. This investment will result in the creation of direct and indirect jobs due to the expected increased production of its Ford Ranger model.

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President Zuma sends condolences message to earthquake-hit countries. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the Governments and the people of the Iraq and Iran following a deadly earthquake which erupted on 12 November 2017.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Minister of External Relations from the Republic of Angola, Manuel Domingos Augusto, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 November 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Minister of External Relations from the Republic of Angola, Manuel Domingos Augusto, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 November 2017.


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Media Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane at the conclusion of Bilateral Talks with the Angolan Minister of External Relations, Mr Manuel Domingos Augusto, 09 November 2017, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria.Today I received and hosted my counterpart, Minister of External Relations, Mr Manuel Domingos Augusto, on a Working Visit to Pretoria. The Minister is accompanied by senior officials from Angola.

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South Africa condemns the missile strike at the King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia. South Africa wishes to express its condemnation of the attempted ballistic missile strike directed towards the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was intercepted close to the King Khalid International Airport on 4 November 2017.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Angolan counterpart

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host her counterpart as part of a working visit from the Republic of Angola, Mr Manuel Domingos Agusto, Minister of External Relations on the 09 November 2017.

Date : Thursday, 09 November 2017
Time : 11H30 for 12H00
Venue :

Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Media Room
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers hosts the Under Secretary of State for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Joanna Wronecka, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 November 2017. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers hosts the Under Secretary of State for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Joanna Wronecka, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 November 2017.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Foreign Minister of Comoros, Mohamed El-Amine Souef, Pretoria, South Africa, 6 November 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Foreign Minister of Comoros, Mohamed El-Amine Souef, Pretoria, South Africa, 6 November 2017.


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South Africa condemns the terrorist attack in New York City. The South African Government unequivocally condemns the terrorist attack in New York City, United States of America, on 31 October 2017, which has caused the death of eight innocent civilians and injured many others.
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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of Wednesday, 1 November 2017. Cabinet met at Tuynhuys in Cape Town. Issues in the environment - Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) 2017 - Cabinet welcomes the MTBPS delivered by the Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba, in Parliament, Cape Town, last week.

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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development of Ireland, Mr Ciarán Cannon, during a Bilateral Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa, 31 October 2017. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development of Ireland, Ciarán Cannon, during a Bilateral Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa, 31 October 2017.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Fifth South Africa-Ireland Partnership Forum, Pretoria, 31 October 2017. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Luwellyn Landers, hosted the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development of Ireland, Mr Ciarán Cannon, for the fifth session of the South Africa-Ireland Partnership Forum in Pretoria on 31 October 2017.

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Deputy Minister Llewellyn Landers, in partnership with the United Nations Office, delivers the OR Tambo Lecture during the one-day Symposium on Multilateralism in order to commemorate the centenary of the life of OR Tambo, Pretoria, South Africa, 31 October 2017. Deputy Minister Llewellyn Landers, in partnership with the United Nations Office, delivers the OR Tambo Lecture during the one-day Symposium on Multilateralism in order to commemorate the centenary of the life of OR Tambo, Pretoria, South Africa, 31 October 2017.

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Keynote Address by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, at The Symposium themed “Centenary of OR Tambo: Leveraging Multilateralism in Support of the Peace, Security and Development Nexus.”, 31 October 2017. It is an honour and privilege to be afforded an opportunity to stand before you today. On behalf of the Government of South Africa, I wish to warmly welcome you to this Symposium entitled, “Centenary of OR Tambo: Leveraging multilateralism in support of the peace, security and development nexus.”

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 October 2017.


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Congratulatory message on the successful 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The Government and people of the Republic of South Africa convey to His Excellency, President XI Jinping, and the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), our warmest greetings and sincere congratulations on the successful 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China convened in Beijing, from 18 to 24 October 2017, and H. E. President XI’s renewed five year tenure as the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the State Visit by His Excellency, Mr Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, to the Republic of South Africa from 23 to 25 October 2017. At the invitation of His Excellency, Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, paid a State Visit to the Republic of South Africa from 23 to 25 October 2017.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane congratulates the new Secretary General of IORA, Ambassador Dr Nomvuyo Nokwe. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, welcomes the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers’ appointment of Ambassador Dr Nomvuyo N. Nokwe as the new IORA Secretary General.
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South Africa condemns deadly terrorist attack in Egypt. The South African Government joins the international community in condemning the killing of the Egyptian policemen in the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place on 20th October 2017, in El Wahat desert, Egypt, where a large number of policemen were killed and scores injured.

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South African statement on the occasion of UN Day. Today, 24 October, marks the 72nd anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations (UN) Charter in 1945, and is commemorated internationally as UN Day.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javad Zarif, at the 13th Joint Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javad Zarif, at the 13th Joint Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 October 2017.

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Joint Communiqué of the 13th Joint Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Islamic Republic of Iran held in Pretoria on 23 October 2017 (corresponding to 1 Aban 1396). At the invitation of Her Excellency, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, paid an official visit to the Republic of South Africa on 23 October 2017 (corresponding to 1 Aban 1396) in order to co-chair the 13th Meeting of the Joint Commission as well as conduct bilateral discussions.

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Opening Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane at the 13th Meeting of the Joint Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Islamic Republic of Iran in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 23 October 2017. I am honoured and privileged to host you here in South Africa today. Iran is renowned for its hospitality and I trust that you and your delegation will find yourselves at home at this beautiful time of the year in Pretoria.
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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Iranian counterpart

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, HE Dr Javad Zarif, on the occasion of the 13th Joint Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Islamic Republic of Iran scheduled for 23 October 2017 in Pretoria.

Enquiries
Date : Monday, 23 October 2017
Time : 09H30 for 10H00
Venue :

Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Conference Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane receives a Courtesy Call from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Lesego Makgothi, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane receives a Courtesy Call from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Lesego Makgothi, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 October 2017.


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Durban Communiqué: The 17th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Durban, South Africa, 18 October 2017. We, the Ministers and Heads of Delegation of the Member States of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen met in Durban, South Africa for the 17th Meeting of the Council of Ministers (COM) on 18 October 2017.

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Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) 17th Meeting of the Council of Ministers – Concluding Press Statement by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, Durban, 18 October 2017. It is my pleasure to declare the 17th Meeting of the Council of Ministers and related meetings a success. We gathered here in the beautiful Indian Ocean port city of Durban, where the local authorities have availed the city’s facilities and resources for our meetings.
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President Zuma sends condolences to Portugal following tragic fires. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the Republic of Portugal following tragic fires ravaging parts of the country that have claimed the lives of many and destroyed property and land.
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Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Chair of the IORA Council of Ministers, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the opening of the IORA 17th Council of Ministers' Meetings 2017, Durban, South Africa, 18 October 2017. Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Chair of the IORA Council of Ministers, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the opening of the IORA 17th Council of Ministers' Meetings 2017, Durban, South Africa, 18 October 2017.

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Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) 17th Meeting of the Council of Ministers, 18 October 2017, Durban, South Africa – Country Statement and Opening Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane. I would like to welcome you all to the beautiful port city of Durban in the majestic Zulu Kingdom of Kwazulu Natal for the 17th Meeting of the Council of Ministers and related meetings.
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira (Brazil), and Dr V K Singh (India), sign the minutes of the Eight IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission (ITMC) and adress the media, Southern Sun, Elangeni, Durban, South Africa, 17 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira (Brazil), and Dr V K Singh (India), sign the minutes of the Eight IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission (ITMC) and adress the media, Southern Sun, Elangeni, Durban, South Africa, 17 October 2017.

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IBSA 8th Trilateral Ministerial Commission Joint Communiqué, 17 October 2017. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa H.E Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, H.E General (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, H.E Mr Aloysio Nunes Ferreira (hereinafter referred to as "the Ministers") met in Durban, South Africa on 17 October 2017 for the 8th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission meeting.
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane chairs the Meeting of the Eight India, Brazil, South Africa (IBSA) Trilateral Ministerial Commission (ITMC). The meeting is also attended by Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira (Brazil) and Dr V K Singh (India), Southern Sun Elangeni, Durban, South Africa, 17 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane chairs the Meeting of the Eight India, Brazil, South Africa (IBSA) Trilateral Ministerial Commission (ITMC). The meeting is also attended by Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira (Brazil) and Dr V K Singh (India), Southern Sun Elangeni, Durban, South Africa, 17 October 2017.

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Country Statement by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane at the meeting of the 8th India, Brazil, South Africa (IBSA) Trilateral Ministerial Commission (ITMC), Southern Sun Elangeni, Durban, 17 October 2017. Esteemed Colleagues, we all agree that it is an opportune time to meet and reflect on the future of IBSA on the eve of the 15th Anniversary of IBSA.
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South Africa condemns deadly Mogadishu attack. The South African government condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday, 14 October 2017, which has resulted in the killing of many people and left others injured.

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President Zuma arrives in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo for his Working Visit. President Jacob Zuma has today, 14 October 2017, arrived in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ahead of his working visit scheduled for the 15 October 2017.

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Deputy Minister Landers to travel to Cuba for the SA-Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Llewellyn Landers, will travel to Cuba to co-chair the 14th South Africa-Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism on 17 and 18 October 2017. Deputy Minister Landers will also meet the Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Cooperation.

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President Zuma concludes his State Visit to the Republic of Zambia. President Jacob Zuma has characterised the State Visit to the Republic of Zambia as a remarkable success as he had positive and fruitful official talks with his Zambian counterpart, His Excellency President Edgar Lungu in Lusaka.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the State Visit by His Excellency, Mr. Jacob G. Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, to the Republic of Zambia on 12th and 13th October 2017. At the invitation of His Excellency, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency, Mr. Jacob G. Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, undertook a State Visit to the Republic of Zambia on 12th and 13th October, 2017.

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Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Zambia-South Africa Business Forum, Lusaka, Zambia, 12 October 2017. I greet you all this afternoon. It is my great pleasure to address the Zambia - South Africa Business Forum. You have come together as leaders from the private sector, the development finance institutions as well as key public enterprises.

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Update on media arrangements for the IORA Council of Ministers. South Africa is scheduled to the 17th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers’ Meetings from 14th-18 October 2017 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province. The Council of Ministers will take place under the theme: “IORA – Uniting the Peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East Through Enhanced Co-operation for Peace, Stability and Sustainable Development”.

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President Zuma to undertake Working Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. President Jacob Zuma will visit Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 15 October 2017, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with Minister Harry Kalaba of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia during a Media Briefing of the Second Session of the South Africa - Zambia Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC). Taj-Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia, 11 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with Minister Harry Kalaba of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Zambia during a Media Briefing of the Second Session of the South Africa - Zambia Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC). Taj-Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia, 11 October 2017.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with Minister Harry Kalaba of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia during the Second Session of the South Africa - Zambia Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC). Taj-Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia, 11 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with Minister Harry Kalaba of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia during the Second Session of the South Africa - Zambia Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC). Taj-Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia, 11 October 2017.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Lusaka, Zambia, to co-chair the 2nd Joint Commission for Cooperation. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia to Co-Chair the Second Session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) with her Zambian Counterpart, Minister Harry Kalaba of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia.

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DIRCO’s Annual Report to Parliament shows significant improvements. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has today, 10 October 2017, presented its Annual Report to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the opening of the 5th Ordinary Session of the Fourth Pan African Parliament, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa, 9 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the opening of the 5th Ordinary Session of the Fourth Pan African Parliament, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa, 9 October 2017.

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Remarks by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the opening of the 5th Ordinary Session of the Fourth Pan African Parliament, Midrand, 9 October 2017. I am humbled to be afforded this opportunity to welcome you to our country; and permit me to extend our warm greetings to all of you on behalf of President Zuma, our Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa.

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DIRCO to brief the media on IORA Preparations and the outcomes of the BRICS Ministerial Meeting

The Deputy Director-General for Asia and Middle East in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Professor Anil Sooklal, will on Monday, 09 October 2017, brief the media.

Date : Monday, 09 October 2017
Time : 11H00
Venue :

Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani Hotel
63 Snell Parade
North Beach
Durban

RSVP : mlangenir@dirco.gov.za and rachidis@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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South Africa joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attack on a Shrine in Jhal Magsi, Pakistan, on 5 October 2017. The South African Government condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the brutal killing of 20 worshipers and the injuring of over 25 people, during an attack on a Shrine in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan in Pakistan.

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South Africa successfully concludes its term as Chair of the IAEA Board of Governors. At the end of September 2017, South Africa concluded its one-year term at the helm of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors.

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South Africa signed Agreements of Cooperation with Zimbabwe. South Africa has today, 03 October 2017, signed five strategic agreement and memoranda of understanding with the government of the Republic of Zimbabwe which aim to strengthen bilateral relations between the neighbouring countries, in Pretoria.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Second Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between South Africa and Zimbabwe in Pretoria. At the invitation of His Excellency, Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe visited the Republic of South Africa on the 3rd of October 2017 on the occasion of the Second Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Zimbabwe.

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Opening Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the Second Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Zimbabwe, held in Pretoria, 3 October 2017. It is with great pleasure that we welcome you, Mr President and your esteemed delegation. We thank you for honouring our invitation to the Second Session of our valued Bi-National Commission.
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President Zuma sends condolences to the USA following Las Vegas shooting. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the government and the people of the United States of America following the shooting that occurred during a music festival on the morning of 02 October 2017 in Las Vegas.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with her counterpart from Zimbabwe, Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, for the South Africa - Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission (BNC), OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 October 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with her counterpart from Zimbabwe, Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, for the South Africa - Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission (BNC), OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 October 2017.

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Opening Remarks by Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the Second Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Zimbabwe, Pretoria, 02 October 2017. As you are aware, the people of South Africa consider Zimbabwe a great friend and neighbour. This Bi-National Commission provides us, once more, with the opportunity to renew and strengthen the historic bonds between our countries, solidified during the liberation struggle.
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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Zimbabwean counterpart

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will on Monday, 02 October 2017, co-chair the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission with her counterpart, Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.

Date : Monday, 02 October 2017
Time : 09H00
Venue :

Department of International Relations and Cooperation
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : rachidis@dirco.gov.za / mlangenir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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XI Bilateral Consultations between the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Spain, Joint Communiqué, Pretoria, 29 September 2017. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Lluwelyn Landers, hosted the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain, Mr Ildefonso Castro López, for the 11th Session of the South Africa – Spain Annual Consultations in Pretoria on 29 September 2017.

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Deputy Minister Landers to host the Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, will host the Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr Ildefonso Castro, on the occasion of the 11th South Africa-Spain Annual Consultations scheduled for 29 September 2017 in Pretoria.

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