The Strategic Dialogue seeks to strengthen and expand economic and scientific engagements, improve coordination on public health and education, and discuss global security challenges, amongst others.
It is expected that the upcoming Strategic Dialogue will focus on:
- strengthening political and economic relations with the USA, with a particular emphasis on attracting foreign direct investment, promoting value-added exports and sourcing support for skills developments and capacity building in line with the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP);
- ensuring that Development Cooperation from the USA, including funding for health (PEPFAR) and education priorities, continues to be aligned to South Africa’s domestic priorities; and
- promoting cooperation at the multilateral level with the USA, as well as advocating for enhanced action towards the reform of the global governance architecture.