Tripoli, 13 May:
A delegation headed from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) headed by South Africa’s justice minister, Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe, . . .[restrict]met Prime Minister Abdurrahim Al-Kib on Saturday.
Issues discussed at the meeting, attended by the director of the Foreign Ministry’s Africa Department, Mahfouz Rahim, included African Union and existing political and economic relations between Libya and SADC members: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Radebe noted that his own country wanted to develop its relations with Libya, mentioning in particular the willingness of South African construction companies to contribute reconstruction and development in Libya.
South Africa is also keen to promote the example of its Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up after the fall of apartheid to unite the country. It sees it as a possible model for Libya. [/restrict]