Topnews, Internationale Beziehungen, Südafrika

13. März 2014


“In the next five years, we will continue to promote the quest for African solutions for African problems.”

South Africa will continue to lend a hand to African institutions to ensure that the dream of a better Africa is realised, President Jacob Zuma said on 6 March.

Speaking after receiving letters of credence from ambassadors and high commissioners designate at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, President Zuma said South Africa would continue to forge bilateral relations with their countries and others to ensure that Africa becomes a developed continent. This, he said, would advance the African Agenda of peace and political stability.

Ambassadors and high commissioners designate from Sudan, Palestine, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Ethiopia, Thailand, Oman, Pakistan, Haiti and Lesotho presented their letters of credentials to the President.

President Zuma said after South Africa’s May 7 elections, government had plans to participate in all relevant institutions to make Africa a better place to live in.

“We are committed to multilateral relations and cooperation, from matters related to world security to issues of climate change and solidarity with progressive movements and countries.

“We will continue to promote the reform of the United Nations Security Council so that it becomes more accountable, democratic and representative …

“We will continue to advocate for the reform of other global governance institutions, such as the financial institutions so that their decisions promote equity and fairness.

“There is a lot that we will be working on with respective countries to take forward these and many other international cooperation objectives.

“We will be continuing with the good work we have done on international relations since the dawn of freedom,” President Zuma said. – Source:

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