Dlamini Zuma heads to France

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pretoria - Home Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will today depart for Paris, France where she is expected to address the Socialist International Meeting on Climate Change.

The meeting, which opens tomorrow and ends on Tuesday, will be held under the theme "The urgent need for a meaningful agreement at the 16th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16)".

The meeting follows one held in New York in June 2010.

Minister Dlamini Zuma will attend the meeting within the context of South Africa's commitment to strengthen relations with other like-minded political formations around the globe with a view to achieving a just and sustainable system of global political and economic governance.

Apart from the upcoming COP16, issues to be discussed include the global economy with particular reference to a social democratic perspective to economic recovery following the recent financial crisis as well as the outcomes of the G20 meeting held in Seoul, South Korea earlier this week.

Minister Dlamini Zuma is expected to return to South Africa on Thursday.