Media Statement

19 October 2021

Minister Pandor leads South Africa’s delegation at the Côte d'Ivoire – South Africa JCC

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is expected to arrive in Abidjan today, 19 October 2021, where she will lead a South African delegation at the inaugural session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and the Republic of South Africa.

The Côte d'Ivoire – South Africa JCC was established in 2015. The JCC is being preceded by meetings of senior officials from the two countries today, 19 October 2021. The ministerial segment of the JCC is scheduled for 20-21 October 2021.

The JCC will provide an opportunity for the two countries to review the status of bilateral relations and exchange views about continental and global issues of mutual concern.

South Africa and Côte d'Ivoire enjoy cordial diplomatic relations, formally established in May 1992.

Leaders from the two countries have in recent times held meetings on the sidelines of major international events and reiterated the importance of strengthening diplomatic and trade ties.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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