Her Excellency Nomaindia Mfeketo

Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the U.S.

"Virtual diplomacy platforms offer opportunities for re-skilling, creativity, connectivity and flexibility. Bilateral meetings are now being organized with less scheduling constraints, allowing for broader participation of experts in discussions. However, it requires revision in communication protocols to manage on-line dynamics and foster improvements that offer the stability and security crucial in diplomacy.

The Embassies will continue to anticipate the unanticipated beyond the pandemic with more crucial role towards “vaccine diplomacy.” The latter would be catalyst in forging deeper strategic ties especially between U.S. and Africa with mutual benefits, including enhanced international cooperation."

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