Tebogo Msimanga |
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, and Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Marie Tumba Nzeza, of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), concluded their Political and Diplomatic Consultations in Cape Town on Tuesday.
The two delegations discussed matters of mutual bilateral and multilateral interest within the context of the South Africa – DRC Strategic Partnership.
Bilateral relations between the two countries are conducted under the General Cooperation Agreement of 14 January 2004 which provide for Bi-National Commission (BNC).
Spokesperson for DIRCO Clayson Monyela said the ministers discussed future closer cooperation and support when the DRC assumes the chairship of the African Union in 2021.
“The ministers acknowledged progress in the Grand Inga Hydropower project as a potential game-changer to address electricity demand in Africa and the development of the Continent in general
There was consensus that to realize Africa’s development aspirations, more work needs to be done to create a peaceful and stable environment that will enable African countries to realise their full potential.” Explained Monyela.