Botschaft, Bilaterale Beziehungen, Politik,...
06. April 2017
SA Embassy reaches out SPD Parliamentary Group in Budestag
In an outreach programme to Members of Parliament from different parties and Think –Tanks in Germany, Ambassador Phumelele Stone Sizani met with Mr Niels Annen, MP and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs of the SPD Parliamentary group in the Bundestag and SPD MP Mr Martin Rabanus. Dr Ohm and Mr Henning Effner from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung also participated in the meeting. Ambassador Sizani was accompanied by Advocate Mohamed Cassimjee: Minister Plenipotentiary and Ms Feziwe Madikizela: Counsellor Political.
The meeting exchanged views and perspectives on the following issues:
- The broad-based and close working relationship enjoyed between South Africa and Germany including the holding of the SA-German Bi-National Commission in Germany in 2016 and the 10th BNC to be held in South Africa in 2018
- South Africa’s role in promoting peace and prosperity on the continent and the region
- The South African - German trade partnership, South Africa being Germany’s major trading partner in the African continent and on the other hand Germany supporting South Africa’s socio-economic programme and national priorities
- The shared common interests of South Africa and Germany in pursuit of a better World