MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DR NKOSAZANA DLAMINI ZUMA TO PAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO MALI AND SENEGAL
3 November 2004
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will today, Wednesday, 3 November 2004, depart for Mali and Senegal following an official visit to Ghana during which she held bilateral political and economic discussions with her counterpart, Ghanaian Foreign Minister Nana Akufo Addo and paid a courtesy call on President John Kufuor.
Bamako, Mali (Wednesday, 3 November 2004)
Minister Dlamini Zuma will hold bilateral political and economic discussions with her Malian counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Moctar Ouane in Bamako today, Wednesday, 3 November 2004.
Minister Dlamini Zuma is also expected to pay a courtesy call on Malian President General Amadou Toumani Toure and Prime Minister Ousmane Issoufi Maiga before departing for Dakar, Senegal.
Dakar, Senegal (Wednesday, 3 – Friday, 5 November 2004)
On Thursday, 4 November 2004, Minister Dlamini Zuma will have bilateral political and economic discussions with her Senegalese counterpart, Foreign Minister Dr Cheikh Tidiane Gadio following which an Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Commission for Bilateral Co-operation will be signed by both Foreign Ministers.
Issues on the agenda of bilateral discussions will include, among others:
a. Bilateral political and economic relations;
b. Operationalisation of the African Union and its institutions including the Pan-African Parliament which was officially inaugurated in its permanent home on 16 September 2004, the Peace and Security Council, the African Court of Justice;
c. The implementation of NEPAD as the socio-economic programme of the African Continent;
d. peace, security and stability efforts on the African continent, viz in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Ivory Coast, and others;
e. The Middle East Peace Process and developments in Iraq
f. The global fight against terrorism; and
g. The reform of institutions of global governance, viz, the United Nations and all its institutions including the Security Council, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
While in Senegal, Minister Dlamini Zuma is also expected to pay a courtesy call on President Abdoulaye Wade and the Prime Minister Macky Sall.
Bilateral Economic Relations
South African exports to Senegal
Export values: R 90,1 million (2000)
R 162,8 million (2001)
R 230,3 million (2002)
R 223,9 million (2003)
South African imports from Senegal
Import values: R 4,3 million (2000)
R 0,8 million (2001)
R 1,7 million (2002)
R 3 million (2003)
Total trade between South Africa and Senegal
R 23 million (2000)
R 67 million (2001)
R 31,8 million (2002)
R 31,6 million (2003)
Contact: Ronnie Mamoepa
Cell: 082 990 4853
Issued by: Department of Foreign Affairs
3 November 2004