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16th Africa-Nordic Dialogue of Foreign Ministers

10 June 2017

South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane participated in the 16th Africa-Nordic Dialogue of Foreign Ministers, that took place in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

The Dialogue took place under the theme: “Ensuring sustainable development through trade and investment".

Photo: Group photo of the Ministers. (Yolande Snyman - DIRCO)

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane made presentations in the meeting under the sub-theme, “Promoting trade and investment as tools for sustainable development”, which she co-presented with the Finnish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Timo Soini.

The Dialogue forum is hosted annually and is aimed at establishing new perspectives for the friendship, cooperation and solidarity that exist between Africa and the Nordic countries.

The meeting's focus is primarily on pertinent development issues, particularly related to Africa.

The first Africa-Nordic Meeting took place in Sweden in December 2000, and in total 15 meetings have taken place from 2000 to 2016.

African countries that have hosted meetings include Benin (2006 and 2012), Botswana (2008), Mozambique (2003), Senegal (2010) and South Africa (2015).
The Nordic participants are Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark.

As host of the 14th Meeting, held in April 2015 in Mookgopong, Limpopo Province, Minister Nkoana-Mashabane noted that: “The Nordic states have stood with Africa in solidarity over many decades.”

South Africa regards the Africa-Nordic Ministerial Dialogue as an important platform for solidarity and cooperation, where Nordic and African states can engage as friends in an informal environment in an open and frank manner.

DIRCO

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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