Minister Dlamini Zuma Co-Chairs India-Brazil-South
Africa (IBSA) Forum, New Delhi, India Thursday, 4 -
Friday, 5 March 2004
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
will together with her Indian and Brazilian counterparts,
Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Dr Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim
co-chair the historic India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA)
Dialogue Trilateral Ministerial Forum in India from
Thursday- Friday, 4- 5 March 2004.
The India-Brazil-South Africa Trilateral Ministerial
Forum will discuss areas of co-operation between as
outlined in the historic Brasilia Declaration that heralded
the birth of the strategic and historic trilateral forum
between South Africa, India and Brazil.
In this regard trilateral co-operation projects in
inter alia the fields of science and technology, health,
transport, tourism, trade and investment, infrastructure,
and job creation and SMME's will be identified during
The IBSA Forum was formally launched by Presidents
Thabo Mbeki, Lula da Silva and Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee on the parameters of the 58th session of the
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 58) in New York
in September 2003.
During the launch, the three leaders stressed that
trilateral co-operation should focus on key areas that
would yield results in the short to medium term. It
was also agreed that the three countries would identify
best practices that should be showcased as examples
to other developing countries.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853.
Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
3 March 2004