Gordhan: WEF engagements used to strengthen international relations

Business, political and social leaders from across the world are meeting in Switzerland for this year’s World Economic Forum.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks to potential investors at a Brand South Africa briefing at the World Economic Forum in Switerland on 17 January 2017. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says this year's meeting with world leaders in Davos has been used to strengthen South Africa’s relations with other countries and says South Africa is on it’s way to creating a more inclusive economy.

Business, political and social leaders from across the world are meeting in Switzerland for this year’s World Economic Forum.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the delegation, which includes Gordhan, tasked with easing global investor confidence in South Africa.

Gordhan says despite the challenges, there’s been high regard for South Africa this year.

“As far as South Africa is concerned we are now compared to Turkey or Indonesia or Mexico or Brazil and other emerging markets – not withstanding what we consider to be ‘noise’ in South Africa.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)