South Africa and Australia have agreed to deepen trade and economic relations with specific focus on mining, skills development and agriculture.
International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane made the announcement in Pretoria on Thursday.
It follows a two-day meeting between Nkoana-Mashabane and her Australian counterpart Julie Bishop.
The co-operation will see the two countries exchanging technology and experience on how to explore and manage mineral resources.
Nkoana-Mashabane says a plan is in place to ensure that the objectives of the co-operation are achieved.
The two countries have charged the High Commissions and have committed that they will work with them to put up a declaration that seeks to consolidated relations.
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