Nkoana-Mashabane strengthens ties in Ghana

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pretoria - International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has strengthened relations between South Africa and the sub-Saharan nation during her working visit.

On Wednesday, the minister paid a courtesy call on Ghana's President Prof John Atta Mills, after arriving in Accra for the Ghana/ South Africa Permanent Joint Cooperation meeting.

The minister is also due to hold bilateral discussions with Ghana's Foreign Affairs Minister Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni aimed at strengthening political, economic and trade ties between the two countries.

"The visit by the Minister to Ghana reaffirms South Africa's commitment to work together with Ghana for the political unity and integration of the African continent within the framework of the African Union and through our support for NEPAD," said the department's spokesperson Saul Molobi.

While in the country, Nkoana-Mashabane is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on co-operation in the field of foreign relations and another on co-operation in the field of arts and culture between the two nations.