Core Values of the South African Foreign Policy and the Expression
thereof in Foreign Policy towards Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Sudan
FOR ORAL REPLY
QUESTION NO: 806
IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16 OF 27 MAY 2005
Mr D H M Gibson (DA) to
ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
(a) What are the core values of the South
Africa Foreign Policy and (b) how do these find expression in South Africa's foreign
policy towards (i) Zimbabwe, (ii) Swaziland and (iii) Sudan? N1066E
The core values of South African foreign policy are contained in the Department's
Strategic Plan (2005-2008, pages 17-19) viz.:
THE MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
- Through bilateral and multilateral interactions, to protect
and promote South African National interests and values.
- Conduct and co-ordinate
South Africa's international relations and promote its foreign policy objectives.
international developments and advise government on foreign policy and related
- Protect South Africa's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
to the formulation of international law and enhance respect for its provisions.
multilateralism in order to secure a rules-based international system.
a modern, effective and excellence-driven department.
- Provide consular
services to South African national abroad.
- Provide a world-class and uniquely
South African State Protocol Service.
is of an African continent that is prosperous, peaceful, democratic, non racial,
non-sexist and united, and which contributes to a world that is just and equitable.
are committed to promoting South Africa's national interests and values, that
African Renaissance and the creation of a better world for all.
find expression in our co-operation bilaterally and multilaterally through SADC,
AU, UN and other Global Institutions.