Hon Speaker, the ANC believes that economic and political co-operation with other countries can improve the lives of all our people and will continue to work towards a better life for all, a better Africa and a better world. Hence it welcomes the signing of agreements in the field of agriculture and co-operation as well as in the field of arts and culture between South Africa and Senegal. This was concluded after President Jacob Zuma's recent visit to Senegal and his meeting with his Senegalese counterpart, Mr Macky Sall.
The visit has also solidified the relationship between South Africa and Senegal, and as such the two countries have pledged to play important roles in promoting peace and stability through participating in peacekeeping operations in their regions.
Furthermore, the signing of these two agreements has demonstrated the need to unlock the economic potential between the two countries through economic co-operation that includes industrial and technical partnership and the transfer of skills. I thank you. [Applause.]