The Bi-National Commission reflects the quality of bonds of our deep historical friendship. We are proud of our relations as they are based on the solidarity and fraternal ties embedded over many decades that saw our peoples triumph over colonialism and apartheid.
Ours is an endowed relationship based on mutual respect, co-operation and solidarity. Our challenge today is to address the well-being of our people, to address hunger, poverty and want.
Minister Lamamra and I have just concluded very fruitful discussions focussing on our strategic bilateral relations and we also took the opportunity to reflect on continental and global issues of common interest. We have also agreed on the need to work harder to take our bilateral relations on a new trajectory.