Pakistan, South Africa sign agreement on Establishment of Joint Commission

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Pakistan and South Africa signed Agreement on the Establishment of Pakistan-South Africa Joint Commission.

The document was signed by Pakistan High Commissioner to South Africa Mazhar Javed and South Africa’s Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Dr. GNM Pandor, in Pretoria on Thursday.

The Agreement provides for an institutional mechanism for bilateral cooperation in all agreed areas of cooperation.

Signing of this Agreement will provide an effective mechanism to review, monitor and expand cooperation in diverse areas.

Addressing the occasion, Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Pandor called the signing of the document a milestone in Pakistan-South Africa relations.

She stressed the need to add further substance to bilateral cooperation especially in the fields of Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Health and Higher Education.

High Commissioner Javed expressed the confidence that the Agreement will catalyze bilateral cooperative process, especially in terms of economic relations.

He also expressed the hope for an early visit by the Minister to Pakistan, to which the Minister responded affirmatively.

In that context he elaborated Government of Pakistan’s “Engage Africa” initiative and the country’s vision to tap the economic potential of its geographical location straddling different geographical regions.

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