South Africa and Barbados to Work on Closer Ties

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Matters regarding the negotiation of a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) and an Air Services Agreement were among the areas discussed, when South Africa???s High Commissioner, Maureen Modiselle, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean.

During the call at the Ministry on Culloden Road recently, the two officials discussed a range of issues aimed at strengthening the existing relations between the two countries.

Minister McClean said the Air Services Agreement would open up opportunities for Barbadians and South Africans to conduct business by facilitating easier travel and it would also provide a vital air link to the eastern part of the continent.

The Foreign Minister said South Africa had ???taken its place??? in the global arena and praised its representation of other countries in other spheres of endeavour.

The South African Ambassador also spoke about former Prime Minister Nelson Mandela???s achievements for his countrymen after apartheid and the efforts of the present Prime Minister to build on the foundation that was already laid.

South Africa and Barbados established diplomatic ties on January 4, 1994.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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