Sunday, September 27, 2009

Zuma calls for closer ties with South America

By Ofentse Mokae
27 September 2009

President Jacob Zuma says Africa’s relationship with South America will contribute to the development of both continents.

Zuma was speaking at the opening of the second summit between Africa and South American.

Zuma also warned that failure to take into account the link between the regions will worsen the global economic crisis that has affected millions of poor people.

He called for forging closer ties and a global multilateral system of benefit to all, enabling strict controls in banking systems.

Other topics of interest to the South African delegation are climate change, human rights and non-proliferation and disarmament.


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