President Zuma to visit Congo Brazzaville

09 February 2014

His Excellency President Jacob Zuma will, at the invitation of His Excellency President Dennis Sassou-N’guesso, President of the Republic of Congo, undertake a working visit to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo on 11 February 2014.

President Zuma will attend the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the Signature of the Brazzaville Accord on Peace in Southern Africa. The occasion marks the end of the Brazzaville negotiations, which ended the Angolan civil war with the signing of the Brazzaville Protocol on 22 December 1988, and prepared the ground for the independence of Namibia and ultimately South Africa.

South Africa continues to enjoy cordial bilateral relations with the Republic of Congo. The formal relations between the two countries are structured through the Joint Commission of Cooperation as a mechanism to monitor and guide the implementation of Agreements.

President Zuma will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Contact person: Nelson Kgwete: 076 431 3078

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road



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