Belgium Deputy Prime Minister assures Belgium supports SA's land reform

Belgium Deputy Prime Minister assures Belgium supports SA's land reform

- Belgium supports South Africa's plans on land reform

- The Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, visited SA and stated that the country is behind land reform

- Reynders feels it is important that the matter should go smoothly

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As land expropriation continues to be a hot topic in South Africa, other countries have shared their opinions on the matter as well.

Belgium is behind South Africa and its land reform plans, according to their Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders.

Reynders came to South Africa in Pretoria on Monday and the matter was addressed. Reynders met with South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu.

Reynders stated that since the beginning of the reconciliation process, land reform has been the focus, according to a report by The South African.

The Minister also said that it is important the process of amending the Constitution must go smoothly and it must be balanced.

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Minister Sisulu said she assured Minister Reynders that SA is teaching the world about how it is approaching expropriation. She added that there has been a misunderstanding about the country's position on the matter.

A memorandum of understanding of increasing cooperation between South Africa and Belgium has been signed by the two ministers.

The aim of the recent get-together was to make sure the relations between Belgium and SA stay strong. A keen focus was on tourism, investment and trade.

In 2017, more than R10 billion was invested in SA's economy by Belgium - creating more than 1000 job opportunities.

READ ALSO: Cope and AfriForum join forces to oppose governments land expropriation plan

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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