- Title: USA: U.S., South Africa to talk security ahead of World Cup
- Date: 15th April 2010
- Summary: WASHINGTON,D.C., UNITED STATES (APRIL 14, 2010) (REUTERS) **FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY** U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON AND SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION MAITE NKOANA-MASHABANE APPROACHING LECTERNS (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "This memorandum of understanding represents the breadth of our partnership and the strength of our friendship. It establishes the framework, guidelines and priorities for a strategic dialog that will focus on the full range of our common concerns including but not limited to: health, education, food security, trade and investment, non-proliferation and disarmament." CLINTON AND NKOANA-MASHABANE (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION MAITE NKOANA-MASHABANE SAYING: "This, I've never had before, where there is unconditional commitment to work with us to make South Africa, our region Africa a better place for security and development." CLINTON AND NKOANA-MASHABANE SHAKING HANDS CLINTON AND NKOANA-MASHABANE SITTING DOWN AND SIGNING
- Embargoed: 30th April 2010 13:00
- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Topics: International Relations,Sports
- Reuters ID: LVAC1KMLX4O7DOFYC5T7QCJRGH4R
- Story Text: The U.S. and South Africa announced plans on Wednesday (April 14) to launch a dialog on health, security, trade and non-proliferation.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will provide the framework for dialog.
"This Memorandum of Understanding represents the breadth of our partnership and the strength of our friendship," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the signing ceremony in Washington.
Nkoana-Mashabane thanked the U.S. for its "unconditional commitment to work with us to make South Africa ... a better place for security and development."
According the State Department, the dialog will focus on but not be limited to the issues of: health, education, food security, trade and investment, non-proliferation and disarmament.
The announcement comes several months before South Africa hosts the World Cup this June, an event expected to bring an estimated one million visitors to the country.
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