President Zuma to undertake a Working Visit to Equatorial Guinea
President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the Third Africa-South America (ASA) Summit to be hosted in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 22 February 2013.
The Summit is convened by the African Union (AU) under the theme “Adopting Strategies and Mechanisms to reinforce South-South Cooperation”.
The ASA Partnership aims to further solidify South-South cooperation by both regions in all spheres of political and socio-economic development. This relationship can be traced back to the First and Second Africa-South America Summits held in Abuja, Nigeria (2006) and Margarita Island, Venezuela (2009). These two Summits expressed a clear intention by African and South American Heads of State and Government to closely work together in various areas of South-South cooperation.
The ASA partnership is organised around eight domains in which joint projects by Africa and South America are envisaged, namely: Agriculture, Agro-Industry and Environment; Educational and Cultural Issues; Institutional Strengthening, Governance and Public Administration; Peace and Security and Related Issues; Social Issues, Sports and Related Matters; Science, Technology and ICT; Trade, Investment and Tourism as well as Infrastructure, Transportation and Energy.
President Zuma will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203
Issued by: The Presidency
20 February 2013