The Diplomatic Society

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

Deputy Minister Fransman in Norway for high level consultations

STATE SECRETARY PEDERSEN AND DEPUTY MINISTER FRANSMAN WITH NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR TO SA, MS BJORNSGAARD (LEFT) AND SA AMBASSADOR TO NORWAY, MS ZONDO 
STATE SECRETARY PEDERSEN AND DEPUTY MINISTER FRANSMAN WITH NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR TO SA, MS BJORNSGAARD (LEFT) AND SA AMBASSADOR TO NORWAY, MS ZONDO.

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Mr Marius Fransman headed a South African delegation in Oslo for High Level Consultations on 27-28 November. Points of discussions were trade and foreign policy matters, peace and security issues and human rights.  
South Africa and Norway agreed to identify areas for sustainable and peaceful development cooperation on the African continent, pointing towards the importance of strengthened institutional capacity in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the need to support the bolstering of the AU and its institutions, including the AU Commission and the AU peace and security architecture.
Both sides acknowledged the good progress of the cooperation in its effort to internationalize science and technology, as well as the need to resuscitate the South African maritime sector for arising opportunities in the country and beyond.  
Deputy Minister Fransman recognized Norway’s role as a bridge builder and conveyer of important and productive social values. The DM further accentuated the continuum and calculability of Norwegian foreign policy, which facilitates long-term cooperation.
Norway and South Africa has a close-knit cooperation on climate and environmental issues. On 12 November the Norwegian-owned company Scatec Solar opened Africa’s largest solar power plant in the sun-drenched Northern Cape. The power plant, with an estimated total investment of R74 bn, will have the capacity to supply 33 000 South African households without emitting greenhouse gases.
 “South Africa and Norway have long had close ties. South Africa is one of our key strategic partners in Africa and globally. This long-standing cooperation can be extended to new areas, particularly within the maritime sector, trade and value creation,” said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen at the conclusion of the visit on 28 November, which was formalized by the signing of the Declaration of Intent.
Thereafter Ambassador Zondo hosted a luncheon for the delegation and their Norwegian counterparts to celebrate the successful and fruitful visit.

SA Embassy Oslo, Norway

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

September 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Progress made in Libya talks 12 September 2017 President Jacob Zuma has commended the progress made towards the resolution of conflict in Libya. The President was on a working visit to Brazzaville... <|> Egypt Candidate for UNESCO 12 September 2017 Egypt Special Envoy has started an African tour to convey the Egyptian government's thanks for the African countries support to Minister Moshera Khattab... <|> Iran-South Africa cooperation promote global peace 12 September 2017 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says cooperation between Iran and South Africa can play a prominent role in promoting peace... <|> 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... <|> South Africa and Vietnam accelerate trade 12 September 2017 South Africa and Vietnam have agreed to fast track trade relations. This emerged during SA Minister of International Relations and... <|> BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future 12 September 2017 The 9th BRICS Summit was successfully held in Xiamen, China from 3 to 5 September 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the... <|> Seeking trade opportunities in Russia 11 September 2017 Local companies have been urged to look for trade opportunities in the Russian market. Minister Plenipotentiary at the South Africa Embassy... <|> Seeking study opportunities 14 September 2017 A delegation from China recently visited the Pearson Institute for Higher Education in Ashlea Gardens Pretoria, to talk about study opportunities for... <|> Celebration of the National Day of Brazil 14 September 2017 The Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria held a reception in celebration of Brazil’s National Day on September 7th. The event was attended by... <|> 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law 14 September 2017 The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.