International Relations sends condolences to State of Palestine on passing away of Dr Saeb Erekat

The South African Government wishes to express its deepest condolences to the Government and people of the State of Palestine following the passing on of Dr Saeb Erekat. Dr Erekat was the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) member of the Fatah Central Committee and prominent academic, the lead Palestinian peace negotiator, as well as a close friend of South Africa.