Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister
Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister

Swaraj meets South African counterpart, discusses bilateral relation

ANI | Updated: Jun 05, 2018 05:34 IST

Pretoria [South Africa], June 5 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj, who is on a five-day visit to South Africa, said the informal summit has given a good opportunity to all the leaders to have in-depth one on one exchanges on bilateral issues and topics.
Speaking during a bilateral meeting with South African counterpart Swaraj said, "It is now our shared responsibility to ensure implementation of the policy directions given by our leaders at Wuhan with a view to further strengthen our closer developmental partnership."
On Sunday, Swaraj reached Johannesburg and met with the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss ways of strengthening bilateral ties between India and South Africa.
On Monday, she highlighted the importance of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) association in shaping the global political, economic, and security spheres, as she welcomed her South African counterpart Lindiwe Sisulu.
On June 6, she is scheduled to visit the Phoenix Settlement, a South African Heritage site, a place where Mahatma Gandhi developed his philosophy of non-violence.
The EAM would also participate in a series of events at Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on June 6-7 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the "historic incident in the train compartment that became a catalyst for Gandhiji's Satyagraha movement."(ANI)