Africa

Berlin strengthens Relations with South Africa

A platform piloted by the German Government to discuss about the water crisis in southern AfricaConsolidate political and economic relationship, for the mutual benefit of South African and Germany

July 10th, 2019
Giorgia Calabrese, News from Berlin
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Last week, South African Ambassador Sizani met the Vice President of the German Bundestag, Mr Thomas Oppermann, sharing perspectives on how enhance cooperation with African countries.

They both pointed out the necessity of improving networking between German and African actors, highlighting the importance of a close collaboration aimed to unlock South Africa’s economic potential; meetings addressing Africa’s growth and its untapped resources, such as renewable energy and maritime transport, are crucial in order to create new jobs and investment.

On the very first day as Ambassador, in 2016, Amb. Phumelele Stone Sizani gave a talk saying: “Peace and Reconciliation are very important aspects to South African politics and that this could only be done by talking and not fighting”, recognising the importance of Cultural Diplomacy. Furthermore, he added that education is a priority for the South African Government.

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