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26 Jul 2019
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Naledi Pandor attends Brics foreign affairs ministers’ meeting in Brazil

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South Africa and Brazil enjoy strong bilateral relations conducted through the Joint Commission for Cooperation.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, meeting with the Russian Foreign Trade Minister, Mr Sergey Lavrov in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 25/07/2019 Photo: Katlholo Maifadi/DIRCO

SA International Relations and Cooperation Minister Dr Naledi Pandor will on Friday attend the Third Formal Meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) ministers of foreign affairs in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

The department of international relations and cooperation – SA’s foreign affairs ministry – said in a statement that on the margins of the meeting, Pandor would have a bilateral meeting with her Brazilian counterpart, Ernesto Araujo.

“South Africa and Brazil enjoy strong bilateral relations conducted through the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), which is co-chaired at a ministerial level,” said the statement.

The SA – Brazil JCC has not met since 2013, because of political and economic reasons.

“Minister Pandor and Minister Araújo will meet for the first time since Minister Pandor took office in May 2019. The bilateral meeting will afford the minister an opportunity to emphasise South Africa’s strong commitment to fruitful bilateral relations.”

– African News Agency

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