Media Statement

09 November 2019

South Africa to host Czech Republic Political Consultations

Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will host the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Mr Martin Tlapa for Political Consultations on 09 November 2018. The 2018 Political Consultations will focus on Trade and Investment, Tourism, Defence Cooperation and Science and Technology.

The last round of Political Consultations took place in Prague, Czech Republic on 14-15 November 2016 when Deputy Minister Landers was hosted by Deputy Minister Tlapa for bilateral discussions and these were utilised to strengthen bilateral political and economic relations between the two countries, while the meeting also discussed co-operation in the field of Trade and Investment, Science & Technology, Defence and Education.

The most recent high-level visit between the two countries was the Official Visit to South Africa by the Czech Deputy Defence Minister, Mr Pavel Beran, in September 2018.

It is expected that this year’s Political Consultations will further enhance bilateral and multilateral co-operation whilst agreeing on means of increasing foreign direct investment into South Africa and improved South African value-added exports into the Czech Republic.

Full diplomatic relations between South Africa and the Czech Republic were established in July 1991. The Republic of South Africa and the Czech Republic enjoy cordial relations and have demonstrated this by an extensive exchange of visits, where substantive issues were discussed. This has assisted to move the relationship to a higher level. The Czech Republic therefore maintains strong diplomatic representation in Pretoria.

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, / 083 645 7838


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