President Zuma in Turkey for G20 talks

Pretoria: President Jacob Zuma is in Antalya, Turkey where he is attending the G20 Leaders' Summit.

The President arrived in Turkey on Saturday where South Africa will participate along with other major developed and developing economies in plenary sessions on development and climate change.

The discussions will also centre around the global economy, growth strategies, employment, investment strategies, financial regulation, international tax, anti-corruption and International Monetary Fund reform, trade and energy.

The summit will also seek to address current global challenges such as terrorism and the refugee crisis.

For South Africa, the G20 presents meaningful opportunities for advancing much-needed global governance reforms for promoting Africa's sustainable development agenda.

"South Africa's priorities in the G20 for 2016 include strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth, decent employment, efficient and responsive economic infrastructure, increased investment in infrastructure, reducing illicit financial flows through coordination in the international tax regime, coordination of international financial regulatory developments and international coordination on development - including in the context of domestic resource mobilisation (DRM) and ensuring synergy with the UN processes on the post-2015 development agenda and financing for development," said the Presidency .

President Zuma will meet with leaders of the BRICS nations at the margins of the G20 summit, where they will take forward the programme agreed to at the last BRICS summit in Ufa, Russia.

President Zuma is accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene.

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