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South Africa Shows Interest In More Active Cooperation With Russia
16.04.2017 11:40
South Africa Shows Interest In More Active Cooperation With Russia

A meeting with a delegation from the South African province of Mpumalanga (Republic of South Africa) took place in Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Participating in the meeting were the President of the MCCI Mr. Vladimir Platonov, and the Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa in the Russian Federation, Sir Henri Short.

      The president of the MCCI noted that the Chamber attaches a great deal of importance to international relations and that it has a special commission, focusing on cooperation with partners in the Republic of South Africa, whose purpose is the development of mutually advantageous dialogue and business collaboration.

      The province is located in the northeast of the Republic of South Africa and borders on Mozambique and Swaziland. The population of the province is about 4 million people. Agriculture, mining (gold, platinum, silicon, chrome, antimony, cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, tin, magnesite, etc.), pulp and paper industry, tourism are the mainstays of the economy of the province.

      Sir Henry Short reminded that since April 1, 2017, between Russia and South Africa there exists a visa-free regime that contributes to the development of both business and tourist links. 

      The parties agreed to intensify interaction between the respective Chambers and to sign a cooperation agreement, and also establish a regular exchange of business information.



Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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