Media Invite

20 February 2022

Deputy Minister Botes to host his Irish Counterpart for a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC)

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will host the Irish Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora of Ireland, Mr Colm Brophy, for the Second South Africa – Ireland Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) on Tuesday, 22 February 2022, in Pretoria.

The second meeting of the JCC follows the successful inaugural meeting held in Dublin in 2019. The JCC was established in 2017 through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the sixth South Africa-Ireland Partnership Forum (SAIPF) meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, and represents a deepening of the commitment of both countries to strong bilateral cooperation.

Bilateral relations between South Africa and Ireland are managed through the JCC at the level of Deputy Ministers.

South Africa and Ireland enjoy a healthy bilateral trade and investment relationship with both parties recognising that there are great opportunities for further economic cooperation.

Bilateral relations between the two countries remain strong with the JCC meeting underlining the close ties of friendship between the people of South Africa and Ireland as well as the common interests and values that the two countries share.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Time: 09h00

Venue: DIRCO, Conference Room 1

RSVP: Kgopotso Rapakuana, on or 073 ‪058 3876

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


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