Media Statement

11 July 2022

Deputy Minister Botes to host United Kingdom’s Minister of Africa

The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will on Tuesday, 12 July 2022, host the United Kingdom’s Minister for Africa, Ms Vicky Ford, for Bilateral Consultations.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the progress made on the commitments undertaken during the South Africa – United Kingdom Bilateral Forum held in May 2021 between Minister Naledi Pandor and former Foreign Secretary, Rt. Hon Dominic Raab.

Bilateral relations between South Africa and the UK are managed through the Bilateral Forum at the level of the Foreign Minister and meet biennially. The 12th Session of the Bilateral Forum was held on the sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in May 2021 in the United Kingdom.

It is expected that the Bilateral Consultations will see a renewed commitment to strengthening relations between South Africa and the United Kingdom, with greater emphasis on implementing current agreements and finalising outstanding Memorandums of Understanding and Agreements.

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

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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