Minister Pandor to host her DRC counterpart for Political Consultations

Media Invite

09 November 2020

Minister Pandor to host her DRC counterpart for Political Consultations

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 November 2020, host her Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Ms Marie Tumba Nzeza, for Political Consultations. The meeting will take place in Cape Town.

The two Ministers will discuss matters of mutual bilateral and multilateral interest within the context of the South Africa-DRC Strategic Partnership.

Bilateral relations between the two countries are conducted under the General Cooperation Agreement signed in January 2004 and provides the basis for political, economic and technical cooperation. It further provides for the establishment of a strategic mechanism, a Bi-National Commission (BNC), at the level of Heads of State.

The SA-DRC BNC has a strong focus on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) and is anchored in the pursuit for peace, stability and shared prosperity in Africa.

South Africa is looking forward to work closely with the DRC as it will take over the position of Chair of the African Union in 2021.

The meeting between the two Ministers will also provide an opportunity to reflect on ways to advance the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

Members of the media are invited for the opening and closing remarks as follows:

Date: 10 November 2020

Time: 15h00

Venue: Taj Hotel, 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre

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


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