The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Pandor discussed strengthening U.S.-South African bilateral relations, enhanced collaboration in international organizations, and increased trade and investment. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister noted the upcoming arrival of U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks, who will focus on building mutual economic prosperity and ensuring the sustainability of successful U.S.-supported HIV treatment and prevention programs, which have saved the lives of millions of South Africans.