SA strengthens global contacts
By Mishkah Anthony
19 August 2008
South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka, accompanied by Deputy Minister Aziz Pahad departed yesterday for Istanbul, where they will lead the South African government delegation to the first Africa- Turkey Summit scheduled for 18-21 August 2008.
The South African government delegation will include a SA representative to the African Union, Ambassador Pepani and SA’s Ambassador to Turkey Tebogo Seokolo.
Presidency spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa says this summits comes in context with the African Unions decision to establish strategic partnerships with developed and emerging economies with a view to tackling Africa developmental challenges.
“In this regard the summit will seek to explore cooperation in such areas, such as intergovernmental cooperation, trade and industry, health, peace and security, infrastructure, development in energy, culture and education aswel as media and communication”