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South Africa & Cuba to hold bilateral discussions

Minister Dlamini Zuma to hold bilateral discussions with her Cuban Counterpart

Havana - South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is expected to hold bilateral political discussions with her Cuban counterpart, Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque later today (Wednesday, 28 September) in the Cuban capital, Havana.

Minister Dlamini Zuma is in Cuba, leading a senior South African government officials delegation including South Africa’s Ambassador to Cuba, Thenjiwe Mtintso, Directors-General of Health, Public Works and Social Development and high ranking Foreign Affairs officials to the fourth Session of the Joint South Africa-Cuba Bilateral Commission on economic, scientific, technical and business co-operation between the two countries.

The bilateral discussions between the two Ministers takes place against the background of the recent outcomes of the Millennium Review Summit and the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and will assess progress made in cementing bilateral political relations between the two countries.

Following political discussions, Minister Dlamini Zuma will co-chair the opening session of the Joint South Africa-Cuba Bilateral Commission with Ms Martha Lomas of the Foreign Investment and Economic Co-operation of Cuba focusing on economic and trade links while looking at possible future co-operation projects between the two countries.

Later in the day, Minister Dlamini Zuma is expected to lay a wreath at the statue of the Cuban national hero Jose’ Marti before visiting Havana’s Colon Cemetery to pay her respects at the Pantheon for the Cuban internationalists who paid the supreme price during the wars of liberation and in defence of independence in the continent of Africa.

Minister Dlamini Zuma arrived in Cuba on Monday, 26 September, from Freeport where she co-chaired a successful joint South Africa-Bahamas Bilateral Commission held in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

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