/ 16 July 2011

UK’s Cameron eyes partnership with SA

Uk's Cameron Eyes Partnership With Sa

British Prime Minister David Cameron is due to arrive in South Africa on Monday for a meeting with President Jacob Zuma in order to strengthen ties between the two countries, the Department of International Relations and Cooperations said.

The main goal of his meeting with Zuma and several ministers will be to explore commercial opportunities and see how best to support the Africa free-trade initiative, according to a statement issued on Friday.

Sustainable development, peace and security and good governance are also planned for the agenda.

Cameron will be accompanied by the Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Green of Hurstepierpoint and Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell, as well as business people.

The delegation is due to meet International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. — Sapa