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Jacob Zuma's address to UNGA debate


New York: The theme for our debate this year, "The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage!" is most appropriate.

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China-South Africa diplomatic relations at 15 years: Pretoria's view


Pretoria: Chairman Mao once said “let a hundred flowers bloom” but today we celebrate the thousands of gardens that have sprung forth over the past 15 years born of the valuable relationship and the seeds of those hundred flowers that have taken root in so many facets of the relationship between our two countries.

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China-South Africa diplomatic relations at 15 years: Beijing's view


Pretoria: It's a great pleasure for me [Ambassador TianXuejun] to attend this Ambassadorial Forum marking 15 years of China-South Africa diplomatic relations.

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Lecture by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation “Celebrating the OAU/AU 50th Celebrations – Africa and her Diaspora strengthening Relations


It is an honour for me to be here addressing you at this esteemed institution on the occasion of the 50 year celebrations of the OAU/ AU. Allow me at the outset to thank the leadership, government and people of Cuba for the revolutionary contribution that they have consistently made under the most difficult domestic and global circumstances.I also want to thank the University Of Raul Roa Institute Of International Relations for hosting us here today and taking the opportunity for facilitating an engagement around a topic of extreme importance and relevance.

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SA-UK Bilateral Forum: briefing


Cape Town: Welcome to the briefing on the outcomes of the Strategic Consultations held this morning with my British counterpart, Foreign Secretary William Hague.

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South Africa's conduct of international relations, especially its role in international organisations like the UN Security Council, its choice of strategic partnerships, its leadership role in Africa, its public engagement and foreign policy decision making, has been intensely debated in the recent past. The FPA programme aims to provide a nuanced analysis and facilitate a structured discussion of South Africa's foreign policy in a changing world environment for purposes of informing its future direction.

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