ASEAN SG: External Relations to Africa is High on ASEAN’s Agenda

JAKARTA, 23 October 2014 - H.E. Pakamisa Augustine Sifuba, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to ASEAN presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, yesterday at the ASEAN Secretariat.

SG Minh congratulated Ambassador Sifuba on his assumption of office and looked forward to strengthen the relations between ASEAN and South Africa, as well as between ASEAN and the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). He stressed that as ASEAN is pushing ahead to achieve ASEAN Community by 2015, the expansion of ASEAN’s external relations to new and emerging partners - especially countries and organisations from Africa and Latin America - is also high on ASEAN’s agenda.