Astana, 31 January 2023
Mr. Kanat Tumysh Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan met with H.E. Ms. Keitumetsi Matthews, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Kazakhstan. H.E. Mr. Yerkin Akhinzhanov the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to South Africa also took part in the meeting.
During the talks, the sides discussed the current state and prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres and noted the importance of further strengthening bilateral contacts in all areas of cooperation. In particular, preparations for the next round of inter-ministerial political consultations in Astana at the end of the first quarter of 2023 were also discussed.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to maintain a high level of contacts between the foreign ministries of the two countries to strengthen the partnership between Astana and Pretoria.