Minister Dlamini Zuma Signs a General Co-operation Agreement with the Republic of Guinea Ahead of the Official Visit to Côte d'Ivoire

Bamako - The South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and her Guinean counterpart, Madame Sidibe Fatoumata KABA have on Sunday, 4 December 2005, on the margins of the 23rd Africa-France Summit, signed a General Co-operation Agreement.

Minister Dlamini Zuma was scheduled to visit the Republic of Guinea on Monday, 5 December 2005 for the signing of the Agreement, which subsequently took place in Bamako, Mali, where the Minister had attend the 23rd Africa-France Summit, as part of President Thabo Mbeki's delegation to the conference.

The General Co-operation Agreement between South Africa and Guinea will lay the legal basis for regulating political, economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Minister Dlamini Zuma will on Tuesday, 6 December 2005, depart for Abidjan to attend the International Working Group on Côte d'Ivoire; an effort by the African Union and United Nations to work with the people of Côte D'Ivoire in seeking a political solution to their current challenges.

Minister Dlamini Zuma returns to South Africa on 7 December 2005.

Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853.

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