Ministers of Foreign Affairs Lindiwe Sisulu and Didier Reynders met on Monday in Pretoria on issues of mutual interest, such as climate change and the land reform policy of South Africa.
Minister of International Relations Lindiwe Sisulu with her Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders. Image: GCIS.
PRETORIA – Minister of International Relations Lindiwe Sisulu says that Belgium understands the necessity of the land reform policy of South Africa.
She spoke after discussions in Pretoria with her Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders, whose government has given more than half a billion rand to help with the process.
South Africa and Belgium both start in January for a two-year term for the United Nations Security Council.
Sisulu and Reynders met in Pretoria on Monday to talk about issues of mutual interest, such as climate change and migration within and from Africa, which could attract the attention of the UN rulers during their rotating membership.
Reynders also spoke with Sisulu about land reform in South Africa.
"We do not want to give an extreme opinion about this, we just want to cooperate and ensure a balanced process because we have to take into account all the different interests."
Ministers signed a memorandum of understanding to improve bilateral cooperation between their countries.