South Africa's Foreign Minister To Travel To Saudi Arabia On April 1 - Ministry
Sumaira FH 23 days ago Sun 28th March 2021 | 08:30 PM
JOHANNESBURG (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 28th March, 2021) South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor will make an official visit to Saudi Arabia and the state of Kuwait on April 1, according to a statement from the department of international relations.
The Minister will also meet with current and potential investors.
Relations between South Africa and Saudi Arabia are said to have intensified in recent years. Total trade between both countries amounted to R40 billion ($2.66 million) in 2020. The Saudi private sector has invested over 15 billion rand in the renewable energy sector in the Northern Cape province, as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program. The growth in bilateral cooperation has also begun to open further opportunities for South African companies in the engineering, hospitality and health care.
"Minister Pandor will reiterate, to both countries which play an important leadership role in the middle East-South Africa's commitment to continued cooperation and strengthening of bilateral, political and economic relations," the statement read.