On behalf of the people of South Africa my delegation and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for this opportunity to be with you on this day, the Forty Seventh (47th) Anniversary of Africa Day.
Africa Day is a truly watershed moment epitomising collective African experience that straddles a long, rugged landscape of our history as Africans.
So I am convinced that the government and the people of Turkey have graciously welcomed us on this wonderful day in Africa's political calendar because of an abiding interest in the African continent.
This is much appreciated. Similarly, South Africa, and Africa in general, shares an interest in the mutually beneficial relationship and friendship with your great nation, as our visit to your country demonstrates.
We are also honoured to share experience with and thus benefit from a country whose civilisation goes back to the mist of time.
In terms of recent history, it is a known fact that Turkey has contributed immensely to the march of human progress since it emerged as a modern day Republic. Read More...
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