Remarks With South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
March 19, 2009

Date: 03/19/2009 Location: Washington, DC Description: Secretary Clinton greets South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.  State Dept Photo
Good afternoon. And it’s a special treat to welcome not only the foreign minister, but someone who I’ve had the privilege of meeting before, and looking forward now to work together in our new capacity. And we have so many important issues to discuss with South Africa. And the opportunities for us to have a comprehensive relationship that touches on all of these important matters is very exciting to me, Madame Minister.

FOREIGN MINISTER DLAMINI-ZUMA: Thank you. A pleasure for South Africa to be able to meet the Secretary of State in a new capacity. Because as she says, we’ve known each from other engagements. But also to have this opportunity to really look at our bilateral relations and to see how to strengthen it and how to broaden it and how to cooperate in many other areas of mutual interest. So we are delighted to be here and to have this opportunity.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you so much.

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