“Strategic partnership” sought with South Africa

“Strategic partnership” sought with South Africa


The European Commission last week called for an upgrade of relations with South Africa, saying the European Union should focus on building a “strategic partnership” with the country.
Officials said the proposal reflected South Africa’s position as “an anchor in the region and its important role on the African continent and in international relations.” Under the new blueprint, the commission - the EU’s executive arm - said it wanted to upgrade political relations so that discussions could cover...


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