The United States Embassy in Pretoria hosted representatives from various South African Government Departments, on 27 September 2019, for the tenth Annual Bilateral Forum (ABF), which was co-chaired by Ambassador NM Lallie, acting Deputy Director-General: Americas and Europe at the Dept. of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and Mr. David Young, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the United States Embassy.

The ABF is one of three structured bilateral mechanisms between South Africa and the United States.  Its purpose is to review progress in sectoral cooperation and to make recommendations on future cooperation that advances the interests of both countries.  During the meeting, senior officials from several South African Government Departments and their counterparts from the U.S. Embassy discussed current and future cooperation in areas such as economic development, trade and investment, health, basic and higher education, agriculture, energy, water, environment, transportation, science and technology, and safety and security. Read more…

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