Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to pay courtesy call to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

New York- International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will, on Thursday 26 June 2009 pay a courtesy call to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in her capacity as the new Minister of International Relations and Cooperation under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma.

The meeting, currently underway in New York, USA, takes place on the sidelines of the United Nations High level conference on world financial and economic crisis.

Amongst the issues on the agenda at the conference is the examination of the impact of the global financial crisis on employment, trade, investment and development, including the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals and the Millennium Development Goals.

In conclusion, Minister Nkoana-Mashabane is expected to emphasise the need for speedy implementation of the G20 Summit resolutions in particular the deployment of resources to salvage vulnerable economies in the developing world.

Issued by Nomfanelo Kota on +27 82 459 3787
                                           kotan@foreign.gov.za

South African Permanent Mission to the UN
New York
United States of America
25 June 2009.

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