South Africa: Deputy Minister Botes to co-chair South Africa-Czech Republic political consultations

The Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Alvin Botes, will travel to Prague in the Czech Republic to co-chair the South Africa-Czech Republic Political Consultations with his counterpart, Mr. Martin Tlapa on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

The visit has with the aim of further consolidating and enhancing diplomatic and political cooperation between South Africa and the Czech Republic.

It will also deepen understanding of regional, multilateral and global issues of mutual concern.

This round of Consultations follows the previous round which took place virtually in just over a year, in July 2021.

Political Consultations between South Africa and the Czech Republic are held annually at the Deputy Minister level in terms of the Declaration of Intent on Political Dialogue.

, which entered into force in July 2000.

Trade and economic relations between the two countries are managed through a Joint Economic Cooperation Committee (JCEC), which is run by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition.

While in Prague, Deputy Minister Botes will also promote economic diplomacy in line with DIRCO‘s priority focus and promote cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, higher education, and science and technology.

In addition, the Deputy Minister will meet with existing and potential Czech investors.

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