SA optimistic ahead of US-Africa summit

Maite Nkoana Mashabane

Maite Nkoana Mashabane

PRETORIA – SOUTH Africa Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, said her country welcomed the holding of the inaugural United States of America-Africa Leaders Summit.

The event will be held from August 4-6 in Washigton.

“I would like to reiterate that South Africa welcomes the holding of the first USA-Africa Leaders’ Summit.

“African nations and the USA have much to offer each other and all are striving for a more peaceful and democratic world in which justice and equity prevail and where poverty and underdevelopment are tackled in a substantial and results-oriented manner,” Nkoana-Mashabane said at an event in Johannesburg ahead of the summit.

She said South Africa was looking to establish “win-win” partnerships which would help build the country skills base; transfer technology, create decent jobs, help create value-added exports, address inequalities in the country and promote inclusive growth and promotes regional integration.

“We consider our bilateral relationship with the US as one such win-win partnership. Over the years, this partnership has been rapidly growing towards what we can regard as a strategic partnership.

“The Obama administration has expressed its willingness to partner with South Africa both domestically and regionally – and to support Africa-led initiatives,” Nkoana-Mashabane said.

President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the United States-Africa Leaders’ Summit convened under the theme: “Investing in the Next Generation.”

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