SA dismisses furore about naval exercise with Russia and China
This comes as international relations and co-operation minister Naledi Pandor is to meet Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday
A naval exercise scheduled to take place in KwaZulu-Natal in February is “an opportunity to contribute towards further strengthening the strong bonds that exist between SA, Russia and China”, the ministry of defence and military veterans said on Monday.
“We wish to state categorically that SA, like any independent and sovereign state, has a right to conduct its foreign relations in line with its own diplomatic relations and national interests,” said ministerial spokesperson Cornelius Monama...
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