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Turkey-South Africa -South Africa's deputy president says they attach great to stability in Somalia.

PRETORIA, October 04, 2011(TUR) - South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Tuesday that they attached a great importance to stability in Somalia. Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Motlanthe held a press conference after holding a meeting. Motlanthe said that they discussed developments in North Africa, Middle East, Syria and Somalia in his meeting with Erdogan. Motlanthe said that Turkish and South African businesspeople would also hold a meeting, stating that he hoped that Turkey and South Africa would carry out important projects. Trade volume between the two countries has been increasing regularly, he said. Answering a question on high tariffs on Turkish goods, Motlanthe said that the relevant ministries of the two countries would work on the matter, stating that tariffs would be revised. Replying to a question on mutual exemption of visa requirements, Motlanthe said that it was not on the agenda right now but it could be discussed in the following period.

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Publication:Anadolu (Eskisehir, Turkey)
Geographic Code:6SOUT
Date:Oct 4, 2011
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