Statements

23 March, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa reinforces BRICS relations with China and Russia

President Cyril Ramaphosa underscored the importance of South Africa’s relations with members of the BRICS group of countries in engagements today, Friday 23 March 2018, with the governments of the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation.


6 February, 2018
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers closing remarks at the first BRICS Sherpa meeting

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane told the first meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous Sherpas meeting Cape Town on 6 February 2018 that the priorities identified by South Africa will help guide BRICS as it enters its second decade of existence. South Africa took over as Chair of BRICS on 1 January 2018 and will host the 10th BRICS Summit in July 2018.


5 February, 2018
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver closing remarks at a BRICS meeting in Cape Town

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, deliver the closing remarks at the First Meeting of the BRICS Sherpas/Sous-Sherpas, which is underway in Cape Town.


2 February, 2018
Deputy Minister Mfeketo to deliver opening remarks at first meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas in Cape Town

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, will on Monday, 5 February 2018, deliver opening remarks at the First Meeting of the BRICS Sherpas/Sous-Sherpas. The meeting will take place in Cape Town.  


30 January, 2018
Ambassador Anil Sooklal, South Africa’s BRICS Sherpa during the BRICS Stakeholder Roundtable

South Africa has now officially assumed the Chairship of BRICS for 2018 and will initiate the Calendar of Events with the hosting of the First BRICS Sherpa Meeting in Cape Town from 4 – 6 February 2018.


26 January, 2018
International Relations and Cooperation and Government Communications host BRICS roundtable discussion

South Africa is the current chairperson of the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) grouping and will host the 10th BRICS Summit later this year.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation cordially invites you to a BRICS roundtable discussion by Dr Anil Sooklal, South Africa’s BRICS Sous Sherpa.


18 January, 2018
South Africa and India meet to strengthen ties

South Africa and India convened the Foreign Office Consultations on 18 January 2018 in New Delhi, India. The Consultations form 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).


8 January, 2018
South Africa and China celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations

Having established formal ties on 01 January 1998, the Republic of South Africa and the People's Republic of China have reached the important milestone on 1 January 2018 of 20 years of formal diplomatic relations.


21 September, 2017
New York - Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations

The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations held their annual meeting on the margins of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA72) on 21 September 2017.


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