Press Release

07 May 2013

Deputy Minister Fransman arrives in Baku, Azerbaijan for Working Visit

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Marius Fransman has arrived in Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan for a two-day working visit.

This will be the first working visit by a South African Deputy Foreign Minister to Azerbaijan.

The visit follows the successful Senior Officials’ Political Consultations between South Africa and Azerbaijan held in Baku on 14-15 November 2012.

During his visit, Deputy Minister Fransman will hold bilateral discussions with his counterpart, Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Beyukaqa Oğlu Azimov.

It is expected that the two Deputy Ministers will review the status of bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and multilateral issues of common interest.

Diplomatic relations between South Africa and Azerbaijan were established in 1991.

Currently, the South African Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, is accredited on a non-residential basis to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan opened a new Embassy in South Africa in January 2012.

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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