Deputy Minister Pahad to hold Bilateral Consultations with Bulgarian
Counterpart, Petko Draganov, Cape Town, South Africa
Pretoria - South African
Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad will hold bilateral political and economic
discussions with his Bulgarian counterpart Deputy Minister Petko Draganov in 120
Plein Street, Cape Town on Thursday, 26 May 2005.
Issues on the agenda are
expected to include, among others:
- The status of bilateral political
and economic relations between both countries;
- A briefing by Deputy Minister
Draganov on Bulgarian foreign policy priorities with particular reference to NATO
and the European Union;
- Recent developments in South Eastern Europe
briefing by Deputy Minister Pahad on South African foreign policy priorities,
engagement within the African Union and conflict resolution and prevention in
- Developments in the Middle East with particular reference to
the conference on the Middle East attended by Deputy Minister Pahad on 23-24 May
in Israel and Palestine respectively; and
- Global reform of governance
including the United Nations and all its institutions.
Exports To Bulgaria||SA Imports From Bulgaria|
4.2 million|| US$ 6.2 million|
US$ 5.6 million ||US$ 2.3 million|
9.235 million||US$ 1.766 million|
9.9 million|| US$ 1.9 million |
products imported in
2003: Ores (17.2%); seeds (14.6%); tinned fruit
(8.9%); and raw tobacco (8.3%).
2004: Fruit and nuts (30.3%); raw tabacco
(12.6%); electrical motors (6.5%); carbonates (6.8%).
Leading products exported
2003: Sheet Iron Products (12.2%); wool (11.5%); citrus fruit (9.3%)
and insecticides (9.2%).
2004: Wool (55.8%); cut flowers (15.8%); Iron and
non-alloy steel (7.9%) and tyres and rubber (5%. 3).
South African Investments
For the year of 2004 South African investments in Bulgaria
amounted to US$ 45 000.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152