Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to launch the South African – United States Strategic Dialogue with Sectary of State Hillary Clinton

Washington D.C. – Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will today, Wednesday 14 April 2010, launch the South Africa-United States of America Strategic Dialogue with her counterpart, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as President Jacob Zuma and President Barack Obama conclude the all-important Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

The Strategic Dialogue is aimed at reviving and strengthening the Annual Bilateral Forum between two countries under the leadership of Presidents Zuma and Obama. The launch will be followed by a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding that will lay out a framework for a Strategic Dialogue between South Africa and the United States of America.

The Minister will be accompanied to the signing ceremony at the State House by the Deputy Director-General for Americas Ms Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko and the Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, Mr Johnny Moloto.

For further information contact Malusi Mogale, Spokesperson to the Minister, on 082 675 0380.

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag X152

14 April 2010


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