Minister Dlamini Zuma to Pay an Official Visit to Guinea
- South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is later today, Monday,
November 14, expected to arrive in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, ahead of her
scheduled bilateral political and economic discussions with her Guinean counterpart,
Foreign Minister Sidibe Kaba on Tuesday, 15 November 2005
The visit by
Minister Dlamini Zuma to Conakry comes within the context of South Africa's commitment
to consolidate bilateral political and economic relations with all countries of
the African continent. In addition, the visit coincides with the establishment
of South Africa's first residential diplomatic mission in Conakry.
Dlamini Zuma and her counterpart, Minister Sidibe will review the status of bilateral
relations between both countries, in addition to conflicts in the sub-region,
with particular reference to the situation in Côte d'Ivoire. In this regard,
both South Africa and Guinea serve as members of the International Working Group
on Côte d'Ivoire that was recently mandated by the African Union and endorsed
by the United Nations Security Council.
Much of South Africa's economic
interaction with Guinea is limited to mining. Total trade with Guinea in 2004,
totalled R283 million.
During this visit, Minister Dlamini Zuma is also
expected to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Celou Dalein Diallo.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
14 November 2005