Media Statement

23 February 2015

Deputy Minister Mfeketo undertakes official visit to Sri Lanka

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo is scheduled to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 24 - 28 February 2015.

It is expected that Deputy Minister Mfeketo will meet her counterpart and other important role-players in Sri Lanka during the course of her visit. South Africa has been asked to share with Sri Lanka its experience in terms of reconciliation and nation-building.

This is the first high-level visit from South Africa to Sri Lanka since the new administration of President Maithripala Sirisena took over following the Presidential elections held in Sri Lanka on 08 January 2015.

It is also the first follow-up visit by a South African Government delegation since the visit to Sri Lanka in July 2014 by Deputy President Cyril Ramahosa as the Special Envoy of President Zuma to Sri Lanka. 

At the same time, the Fifth Partnership Forum between South Africa and Sri Lanka will take place in Colombo on 24 and 25 February 2015 and a number of South African Government Departments will be represented. It is expected that two agreements will be signed on this occasion; namely, on tourism cooperation and cooperation between the South African and Sri Lankan Zoological Gardens.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela on 082 884 5974


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