Friday, November 16, 2007

SA happy with Zim progress

from news 24:

Pretoria - South Africa is happy with the progress that has been made regarding efforts to resolve the problems currently facing Zimbabwe, says Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aziz Pahad....

'SA to facilitate dialogue'

He cited as a reflection of the progress made, the unanimous acceptance by all relevant stakeholders in Zimbabwe, of the Constitutional Amendment Bill No 18, which sought to harmonise presidential, parliamentary and local government elections as from 2008.

Pahad said: "SA will continue to facilitate dialogue between the government and opposition parties, including representatives from civil society in order to resolve the remaining challenges facing Zimbabwe leading up to the 2008 general elections....

"All the finance ministers have now returned to their capitals and after consultations with their capitals they will determine the next step.

"SA is quite happy with the progress being made in the facilitation efforts and we think even if there are some difficulties, the process has been placed on the right track," emphasised Pahad.

Regarding the progress with respect to the SADC Regional Economic Agenda, Pahad said the SADC had noted that there was considerable basis for declaring the SADC Free Trade Area by the time of the 2008 SADC Summit, which would be hosted by SA in July...

No comments:

Free hit counters
Free hit counters