Speaking to the media in Pretoria on Tuesday, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said South Africa remained rooted in its commitment to a peaceful world because this was the bedrock of economic growth.
“A key component of South Africa’s foreign policy for Africa is support for the establishment of peace and political stability in order to create the foundations for democracy as a necessary prerequisite for sustainable social and economic development.”
The minister was reacting to the political situations in both Kenya and Somalia.
She said the recent attacks in Kenya were “diametrically opposing the vision and efforts for peace and political stability in East Africa and the wider African community”.
“The South African government will continue to express its strong condemnation of all forms and manner of terrorism,” the minister said.