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Minister Naledi Pandor to host her counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr George Onyeama in Pretoria on 30 November 2022

28 November 2022

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor will host her Nigerian counterpart, His Excellency, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, in Pretoria on 30 November 2022 for the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the two countries.

The South Africa-Nigeria BNC, launched in 1999, is the formal mechanism through which the two countries conduct their bilateral relations.

The Minister’s Meeting will review the implementation of the decisions taken at the 10th BNC that was co-chaired by Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on 03 December 2021.

Members of the Media are invited for the opening remarks, the signing of MoUs as well as the closing remarks as follows;

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Time: 08h30

Venue: OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria

Members of the media are reminded to bring their IDs/Passports and press cards.

Nigeria and South Africa have strong historical ties dating back to the struggle against apartheid and colonialism. Since the establishment of the BNC in 1999, which created a framework for cooperation and partnership between the two countries, ten (10) sessions have been held so far.

South Africa, through its Missions in Nigeria (Abuja and Lagos), will host the week-long ‘South Africa Week Celebrations’ on 22-28 April 2023, as part of the activities to mark and celebrate the 29th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

RSVP: RapakuanaK@dirco.gov.za

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084

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