A delegation of the Central Highlands Steering Committee headed by Vice Standing Chairman Tran Viet Hung paid a working visit to South Africa from July 26-31.

The visit aims to research and share experience in developing specific policies for the less developed regions in South Africa.

At a working session with the delegation, the head of the International Relations Department under South Africa’s Ministry of Social Development, Edzi Ramaite said the visit is an opportunity for the two countries to learn from each other how to solve many issues relating to ethnic minority communities in their respective countries.

The Vietnam delegation paid special attention to South Africa’s recent changes in poverty reduction policy, under which the provision of aid in cash and kind for the poor is gradually replaced by investment in creating jobs and improving capacity and skills for needy people.

The delegation toured Cape Town and a successful poverty reduction model in Atlantis region, 45 kilometres from Cape Town.-VNA