The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

South Africa can benefit from Sweden partnership

19 October 2015

Pretoria – South Africa’s collaboration with Sweden presents enormous opportunities in addressing the challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Speaking at the 9th session of the South Africa-Sweden Bi-National Commission in Stockholm, Sweden, Deputy President Ramaphosa said the partnership will be beneficial for South Africa as it is on a quest to effectively deal with developing the economy, create jobs and develop skills that are supportive to the needs of the economy.

Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with his Sewidish counterpart Deputy Prime Minister Asa Romson co-chairing the official opening of the SA-Sweden Binational Commission in Stockholm. Photo by Siyasanga Mbambani

 

 

“We are confident that we will succeed because we have dependable, strategic partners such as Sweden which will continue to be with us to achieve higher levels of growth and employment and increase the international competitiveness of our economy,” Deputy President Ramaphosa said.

He said the co-operation between the two countries will also promote trade and investment.

Sweden was also facing its own youth unemployment challenge, which it is working hard to address. “In our relationship, we can share ideas and develop strategies to address this common challenge.”

Photo: SA Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, SA Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana and Ambassador and Swedish Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, Ambassador Anders Hagelberg interacting with South African Masters programmes students in Sweden on the sidelines of the SA-Sweden Binational Commission. Photo by Siyasanga Mbambani.

He expressed gratitude for the tangible benefits derived from the bilateral cooperation and its positive impact on South Africa’s key national priorities, especially in the field of education, the creation of employment, skills development and vocational training.

Deputy President Ramaphosa acknowledged the broad-based bilateral relationship between the two countries and also the South Africa - European Union Strategic Partnership, which enables South Africa and Sweden to further deepen and broaden its relations.

The Deputy President’s visit to Sweden is aimed at consolidating political and economic bilateral relations between the two countries in the areas of trade and industry, science and technology, higher education, environment, water and sanitation, telecommunications and co-operative governance. – SAnews.gov.za

 

 

 

More News



Ecuador – The Republic of Opportunities24/05/2017
article thumbnail

Ecuador – The Republic of Opportunities 24 May 2017 Ambassador Maria Soledad Cordova Montero of Ecuador to South Africa hosted an Expo showcasing products of Ecuador.  These included textiles [ ... ]


Travel across Africa24/05/2017
article thumbnail

Travel across Africa 19 May 2017 Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015. The African Development Bank in collab [ ... ]


Hungary and South Africa Water cooperation24/05/2017
article thumbnail

Hungary and South Africa Water cooperation 24 May 2017 Mr Szilverszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Hungary was in South Africa. A cooperation agreeme [ ... ]


IDSA Organizes Successful Charity Bazaar23/05/2017
article thumbnail

IDSA Organizes Successful Charity Bazaar 22 May 2017 The International Diplomatic Spouses Association (IDSA) organized a successful Charity Bazaar and Family Fun Day at the St. Mary’s DSG in Preto [ ... ]



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

April 2017 Edition

_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Science, Technology and Environment Cooperation between South Africa and Argentina 6 April 2017 The Scientific and Technological Cooperation between South Africa and Argentina was further enhanced... <|> High Court on Dagga 6 April 2017 The Hemp, Dagga, Weed, Herb, Marijuana and a plant by any other name, Industrialisation report back presentation was full of positive excitement. Medicines,... <|> Transforming ballet in South Africa 10 April 2017 Transformation in ballet has a long way to go. In order to make the most of talent that is available in South Africa, talented dancers from all... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Commemorating 20 years of Signing the Red Fort Declaration and bidding farewell 10 April 2017 20 Years ago late President Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Mr HD Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister... <|> Transnet launches first ever train 4 April 2017 Transnet has officially launched it’s the first ever train which it designed, engineered and manufactured. The locomotive, which will serve the... <|> Deputy Minister Landers concludes successful working visit to Central America 7 April 2017 International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has concluded his Working Visit... <|> Sri Lanka and South Africa pursue enhanced cooperation 18 April 2017 The Sixth Session of the Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Partnership Forum between Sri Lanka and South Africa was held in... <|> UN Designates Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace 11 April 2017 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres designated Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the... <|> South Africa and Qatar explore investment opportunities 12 April 2017 Pretoria - The President of the Black Business Council, Dr Danisa Baloyi, says South Africa should take advantage of the... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.