Our future well being also remains inextricably linked to the future of Africa. Since the attainment of democracy, South Africa has continued to premise its foreign policy on the inherent African identity and collective aspirations.
The African Agenda is premised on the Pan-Africanist vision of creating a peaceful, stable and prosperous continent. The key outcomes of the 25th African Union (AU) Summit that South Africa hosted in June 2015; the seventh Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) Summit in July 2015 in Ufa, Russia and the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (Focac) in Johannesburg in December 2015, illustrate the centrality of the African Agenda in South Africa’s foreign policy.
The 25th AU Summit adopted the First Ten-Year Implementation Plan of Agenda 2063, a 50-year strategic framework for people-centred, inclusive growth and sustainable development. The First Ten-Year Plan also identifies key projects that have to be attained by 2023.