Status on communications channel with current military government in Egypt and the position the government takes towards Egypt during the next six months before the election.
For written reply
Question no: NW799E
Mr LS Ngonyama (Cope) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:
Whether any communication channel has been opened with the current military government in
Egypt; if not, why not; if so, what
Position will the government take towards Egypt during the next six months before their elections, and
Contribution will be made towards a democratic and peaceful Egyptian state? NW799E
South Africa has had diplomatic relations with the state of Egypt since 1994. These relations are managed through the South African Embassy in Egypt which serves as a communications channel with the State of Egypt.
The South African government will continue to support all efforts in Egypt to work towards the implementation of constitutional reforms and the organisation of democratic elections within the given six month timeframe;
The South African government remains ready to assist the people of Egypt in accordance with its capacity and expertise based on the needs and requirements identified by the Egyptian authorities.