Vietnamese Ambassador Vu Van Dung (first, right), the ambassadors of Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, and Anil Sooklal – Deputy Director General for Asia and the Middle East at South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (centre) pose for a photo at the ceremony (Photo: VNA) Pretoria (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Pretoria on November 19 to mark the 25th founding anniversary of South Africa’s diplomatic ties with Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. The event was attended by Anil Sooklal – Deputy Director General for Asia and the Middle East at South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), the ambassadors of the four Southeast Asian nations and diplomats of other countries. Opening the ceremony, Sindiswa Mququ, director for South Asia – Central Asia and Southeast Asia at the DIRCO’s Asia and the Middle East division, reviewed milestones in her country’s diplomatic ties with the four nations. She said the relations, established in 1993, have developed constantly over the last 25 years, with all the four Southeast Asian countries being key economic and trading partners of South Africa. Meanwhile, Anil Sooklal said political ties between South Africa and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)… Read full this story
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