India, South Africa solidify bilateral ties

India, South Africa flags

India, South Africa flags

by AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is strengthening bilateral relations with India.

Professor Anil Sooklal, Deputy Director-General in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, responsible for the Asia and Middle East Regions; and India’s Dr Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretary, East and Southern Africa, from the Ministry of External Affairs, are leading the exercise.

They have convened the Foreign Office Consultations in New Delhi, India as part of the structured mechanism which governs bilateral relations between the two countries.

This mechanism comprises a Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) and the Foreign Office Consultations (FOC).

The meeting further reflected on ways to grow commercial links.

It reviewed developments in the bilateral relationship since the holding of the ninth Joint Ministerial Commission, in Durban, South Africa in May 2015 and the previous round of FOC, held in Pretoria, South Africa in May 2016.

The tenth JMC will take place in India during the course of 2018, celebrating 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

South Africa and India enjoy a Strategic Partnership based on shared values and common interests.

Two-way trade reached R97 billion in 2017.

– CAJ News

 

 

 

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