Media Statement

24 July 2019

Minister Pandor attends the Third Formal Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will attend the Third Formal Meeting of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, scheduled to take place on Friday, 26 July 2019 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

On the margins of the meeting, Minister Pandor will have a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Mr Ernesto Araujo.

South Africa and Brazil enjoy strong bilateral relations conducted through the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), which is co-chaired at a Ministerial level.

The SA – Brazil JCC has not met since 2013, because of political and economic reasons.

Minister Pandor and Minister Araújo will meet for the first time since Minister Pandor took office in May 2019.

The bilateral meeting will afford the Minister an opportunity to emphasise South Africa’s strong commitment to fruitful bilateral relations.

Enquiries: Lunga Ngqengelele, 082 566 0446

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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