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South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms. Regina Mhaule, has hosted the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Mr. Yerzhan Ashikbayev and a delegation from the Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs that accompanied, for the sixth South Africa–Kazakhstan Bilateral Political Consultations.

The Bilateral Political Consultation, which began in 1997 and last of which was held in November 2016,offers opportunities to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries through trade and investment, skills exchange and academic cooperation.

Both the parties are discussing and closing in on bilateral agreements in various field such as trade and economic cooperation, immigration and justice. Such bilateral political considerations remain a simple and effective means for creating mutually beneficial partnerships for two countries even in this era of rampant globalisation.