Zuma: Good trade conditions in focus

source: IOL
September 28 2010 at 09:41pm

The South African government is committed to creating favourable conditions for investment and trade, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

“We hope that we can expand our areas of co-operation and take our partnership to a higher level,” Zuma said in Belgium during a gala dinner held in his honour.

He said the relationship between South Africa and Belgium continued to grow, despite the global recession in 2009.

“Trade between our countries has increased in the last six months… Belgium is our fourth largest trade partner in the European Union, with total trade amounting to two point one billion Euros.”

He said the two countries had also seen new areas of co-operation in the fields of education, rural development, customs co-operation, renewable energy and science and technology.

“For us as South Africa, international trade is an instrument to help us achieve economic growth, so [continue reading]

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