Nkoana-Mashabane to travel to Senegal

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pretoria - South Africa and Senegal’s bilateral relations will come under the spotlight on Thursday when representatives from the two countries meet.

International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is to travel to Senegal for a working visit that will see her holding a meeting with her counterpart, Mankeur Ndiaye.

The two ministers will also use the opportunity to brief each other on regional developments and discuss multilateral issues of mutual interest.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane will discuss preparations for the upcoming BRICS Leaders-Africa Dialogue Forum, scheduled for 27 March in Durban, Dirco said.

South Africa and Senegal’s cordial bilateral relations were institutionalised with the inauguration in Pretoria of the Joint Commission of Bilateral Cooperation in 2008 which saw the two countries cooperating in several areas such as the promotion of investments; as well as cooperation in the fields of civil aviation, health, technology and defence.

Negotiations are also underway to further strengthen bilateral relations in other areas such as transport, economic and infrastructure development, fisheries and culture. –SAnews.gov.za