PRETORIA – President of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremic paid a one-day visit to Pretoria and conferred with local officials on the UN goals and debates during Serbia’s chairmanship over the international organisation.


Jeremic and Southern Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane discussed the preparation of global goals of sustainable development and new development strategy for the period after 2015, the UNGA president’s cabinet released.

Mashabane confirmed that her country is very interested in the debate on the role of agencies for the assessment of credit rating in international financial order which has been scheduled for September 10 by the Serbia’s chair, and announced participation on the highest level.

She congratulated Serbia’s UNGA chair on the mechanism of cooperation between the UN and G20, and stated that this is the best example in the recent history of the UN.

Mashabane also expressed gratitude on behalf of South Africa for the organisation of the UNGA first themed debate on Africa and the active support of Serbia’s chair in the adoption of the historic political declaration on Africa in the 21st century.

Jeremic and Zuma discussed political and economic situation in Africa. Zuma expressed the wish to visit Serbia and backed the improvement of bilateral cooperation.

According to the release, Jeremic expressed gratitude for the comprehensive support of South Africa to Serbia’s UNGA chairmanship.


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