The Embassy of South Africa in Italy, which is accredited to San Marino, was represented by First Secretary: Political, Ms Mpho Oliphant, at the investiture of their Excellencies Captains Regent of Mimma Zavoli I and Vanessa D’Ambrosio I, on1 April 2017.Their Excellencies are the first women to occupy the position concurrently, and they will serve as Heads of State from 1 April to 1 October 2017.
The highly successful ceremony was addressed by the Foreign Minister of Malta, Hon George Vella, and in attendance was also the Czech Minister of Culture, Hon. Daniel Herman, as well at Members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps accredited to San Marino.
On the side-lines of the event, a meeting was held with the Minister of Culture and University, Education, Research, Information, Technological Innovation, Sports, Hon Marco Podeshci, where discussions were held regarding possible areas of cooperation between San Marino and South Africa. Bilateral cooperation is expected to be strengthened further in due course.