Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim to undertake an Official Visit to the Republic of Mongolia

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim I Ebrahim, is to undertake an official visit to the Republic of Mongolia on 23 September 2011.

Deputy Minister Ebrahim’s visit to the Republic of Mongolia will take place within the context of expanding bilateral and multilateral relations, and to increase economic cooperation between the two countries, especially in mining-related fields.

Deputy Minister Ebrahim will meet with his Mongolian counterpart, H.E. Mr. Bayarbaatar Bolor, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as the Mongolian Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, H.E. Mr. Tundev Enkhtaivan.

Mongolia is on the verge of rapid economic transformation as a result of the development of the substantial Oyu Tolgoi copper and goldmine complex, as well as the new Tavan Tolgoi coalmine.

Deputy Minister Ebrahim will be accompanied by a small business delegation and a meeting will be facilitated with the Business Council of Mongolia (BCM).

Mining capital equipment and mining services, energy technology and increased trade are expected to feature in future expanded relations between South Africa and Mongolia.

For further information please contact Mr. Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for DIRCO, on 082 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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20 September 2011

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