Newly appointed and accredited South African Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Phumelele Stone Sizani, held a small and intimate get-together at the Embassy to meet members of the Diplomatic Corps and partners and friends of the Embassy and the Republic of South Africa.
In his speech Ambassador Sizani said that “Peace and Reconciliation are very important aspects to South African politics and that this could only be done by talking and not fighting”. Ambassador Sizani also highlighted that the upcoming Binational Commission which is held this year from 15-16 November in Berlin is very important to both countries in that a variety of topics are discussed with high ranking Officials including the Minister of the Department of International Relations and Co-operations, Ms Nkoana-Mashabane and her German counterpart Foreign Minister Steinmeier.
South Africa will take over the Chairmanship in Berlin of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Group in the Spring of 2017 and is part of the G20 which is chaired in the coming year by Germany.
Distributed by APO on behalf of South African Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany.