Deputy Minister Botes to host his Czech counterpart for Political Consultations

Media Statement


4 March 2024


Deputy Minister Botes to host his Czech counterpart for Political Consultations


The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will on Tuesday, 5 March 2024, host his counterpart from the Czech Republic, the First Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Jiří Kozák, for Bilateral Political Consultations.


The two delegations will aim to consolidate and further enhance diplomatic and political cooperation between South Africa and the Czech Republic. The meeting will follow up on progress made since the previous session in Prague and examine new issues to improve the level of bilateral cooperation. The meeting will also seek to deepen understanding of regional, multilateral and global issues of mutual concern. Further, the meeting will discuss ways in which the two countries could promote cooperation in international organisations and forums.


Bilateral Political Consultations are held at the level of Deputy Ministers in alternate venues between the two capitals, Pretoria and Prague, in terms of the Declaration of Intent on Political Dialogue, which entered into force on in July 2000.


It is anticipated that the visit of the Czech Deputy Foreign Minister will present an opportunity for the two delegations to exchange views on current international events that threaten global peace and security, particularly the raging wars in Gaza and Ukraine.


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




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