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South Africa: France Visit Ends on a High Note
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Focus: Thematic Website
Country: South Africa
Created: Jul 15, 2016

The two sides also signed the renewed Partnership Framework Document on development cooperation for the period 2016-2019, which makes provision for collaboration in the promotion of national priorities. 
Underscoring the importance of boosting trade relations and economic cooperation, President Zuma also met French CEOs and addressed the South Africa-France Business Forum.
In the meeting, President Zuma impressed upon the private sector to explore investment opportunities in South Africa.
Two-way trade currently stands at R33 billion in favour of France. There are about 350 French companies doing business in the country, while only 30 South African businesses are operating in France.
The President also officiated at the centenary commemoration of the Battle of Delville Wood in Somme, France, a ceremony that ended 100 years of the marginalisation of black soldiers who died in the First World War. Government has built a memorial in France that recognises all soldiers regardless of race.
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