Deputy Minister Mfeketo also paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment. The two exchanged views on various pertinent issues including addressing the challenges around migration issues and to finding constructive solutions.
Bangladesh has the potential of becoming a significant trading partner for South Africa. Bilateral trade and economic relations between South Africa and Bangladesh have sharply increased in recent years. In 2014, South African exports to Bangladesh almost doubled over the figure of 2013 to reach R852 million. Bangladesh imports into South Africa reached a new high of R745 million in 2014.