Clinton holds strategic talks in SA

2012-08-07 12:01
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Pretoria - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting top South African officials in talks focused on HIV/Aids, trade and the response to events in global hotspots.

Clinton met with International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in the second cabinet-level strategic dialogue between the two nations in Pretoria on Tuesday.

South Africa is a member of the UN Security Council and the US wants its support in dealing with the worsening crisis in Syria.

Clinton is in South Africa at the midpoint of an 11-day tour that has already taken her to Senegal, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Malawi.

After a stop in Cape Town, she will travel to Nigeria, Ghana and Benin before moving on to Turkey, where she will have meetings to discuss Syria.

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