Media Advisory

05 July 2018

Minister Sisulu to host her Venezuelan counterpart

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, will on Friday, 06 July 2018, host the Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Jorge Arreaza. This visit takes place after the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela held its Presidential elections on 20 May 2018, which saw the re-election of President Nicolas Maduro as the Head of State and the re-appointment of Minister Arreaza to the portfolio of Foreign Affairs.

The visit will be used as an opportunity to continue to strengthen the existing bilateral relations between South Africa and Venezuela, specifically on the areas of Trade and Investment; Agriculture; Energy; Transport; Mining, Tourism and consular matters as the identified areas of focus for the relationship. Diplomatic relations between South Africa and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela were established in 1993 and in 1995. The two countries share cordial relations premised on mainly political relations.

The media are invited as follows:

Date: Friday, 06 July 2018

Time: 12h00 (media to arrive at 11h30)

Venue: Media Briefing Room

RSVP: Kgopotso Rapakuana,, or Dolly Cossa,

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or


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