Minister Dlamini Zuma to hold Discussions in London
- South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will on Saturday 23
July 2005 depart for London, to join Ministers of the African Union's (AU's) Committee
of 10 for further discussions with the G-4 (India, Brazil, Germany and Japan)
regarding the comprehensive reform of the United Nations on Monday, 25 July 2005.
London meeting follows the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Committee of 10
and their counterparts from India, Brazil, Germany and Japan in New York this
week. Discussions focused "on the way forward and prospects for common action
between the AU and the G-4 with regard to UN reform and the reform of the Security
Council." (New York Communique)
In this regard, Foreign Ministers of
the AU and G4 agreed to establish a joint mechanism that would work expeditiously
to explore ways to overcome the differences and arrive at a common position.
Dlamini Zuma is expected to arrive in South Africa on Tuesday, 26 July 2005 ahead
of the official visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to South
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21 July 2005