West or Russia? Why not both? Patel tells parliament SA can deepen all trade ties

Minister of trade, industry and competition says government’s most important focus is developing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

07 June 2023 - 20:46

Minister of trade, industry and competition Ebrahim Patel told parliament that the government was working to strengthen every economically beneficial tie South Africa had with Western countries as well as the Global South as tensions over South Africa’s relationship with Russia continue to simmer. ..

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