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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

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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