The High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to Sri Lanka,
His Excellency S. E. Schalk met with the Director General Amb. Pamela J Deen on 7th June 2022.
Upon congratulating the newly appointed High Commissioner, Director General provided insight with regard to the academic activities of the BIDTI. Discussions were focused on following up decisions of the Sri Lanka – South Africa Partnership Forum and cooperation between the diplomatic training institutes of both countries.
High Commissioner briefed on activities undertaken by him upon joining the South African diplomatic service. His involvement in the work of transforming the Organisation of the African Union (OAU) into the African Union (AU). He also played an active role in establishing commissions and in resolving disputes of countries in Africa. Prior to joining the South African Diplomatic Service, High Commissioner Schalk had been in academia as Professor in Political Science, International Relations and African Political Economy. He was also involved in teaching at the Diplomatic Academy of South Africa prior to arriving in Sri Lanka.
Director General assured cooperation of the BIDTI in connecting two diplomatic institutes, in order to achieve goals, set by the partnership forum. She also extended best wishes to the High Commissioner for a successful and pleasant assignment during his stay in Sri Lanka.
High Commissioner was accompanied by Third Secretary (Political) of the South African High Commission, Ms. Zanethemba Tshangela to the meeting.