Motlanthe in Turkey for working visit

2012-06-07 15:12
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Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe arrived in Ankara, Turkey, for a two-day working visit on Thursday, the presidency said.

"The purpose of the visit is to further strengthen existing bilateral, political and economic relations between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Turkey," spokesperson Thabo Masebe said in a statement.

Motlanthe would meet the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss co-operation on energy and defence issues.

The two leaders would jointly chair the South Africa-Turkey Bi-National Commission, aimed at forging closer ties between the countries, Masebe said.

Motlanthe was accompanied by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters, Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim for the diplomatic visit.
- SAPA
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