Minister Dlamini Zuma to hold Discussions in New York
- South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will later today Friday,
15 July 2005 depart for New York, as part of the African Union's (AU's) Committee
of 10, responsible for popularising and mobilising international support for Africa's
position on the comprehensive reform of the United Nations including the General
Assembly, Security Council, ECOSOC and global financial institutions.
Dlamini Zuma today returned from a three nation European working visit that saw
her visit Moscow, Paris and London where she held bilateral political and economic
discussions with her counterparts Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov, Dr Philippe
Douste-Blazy, and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, where she discussed the comprehensive
reform of the United Nations, outcomes of the recently concluded G-8 Summit, conflict
resolution in Africa and the global fight against terrorism.
later today Minister Dlamini Zuma will hold discussions with Russian Minister
Yuri Petrovich Trutnev in preparation for the 5th session of the South Africa
- Russia Intergovernmental Trade and Economic Committee (ITEC) to be held in Moscow
later this year.
Minister Dlamini Zuma's delegation will include Minister
of Minerals and Energy, Lindiwe Hendricks who will participate in the consultations
as part of growing bilateral co-operation in the field of Minerals and Energy
between both countries.
ITEC is the most important mechanism regulating
bilateral political, trade and economic relations between South Africa and Russia.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853.
Department of Foreign
Private Bag X152
15 July 2005