Agoa deal solidifies relations between US and SA

US chicken and beef imports have hit South African shores as the Agoa trade deal works towards strengthening ties between the two countries.

702's John Robbie speaks to US ambassador to SA, Patrick Gaspard, about the issue.

Listen to the interview below for more:

We're sorted with the chicken and beef and more importantly, the enduring relationships between the two countries.

Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to SA

We're just happy to grow the economy of the country, and contribute to creating jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to SA

During the entire period, there was a tremendous amount of respect on both sides.

Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to SA

The representatives from DTI and health ministry were rightly concerned with the imports meeting the health standards.

Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to SA

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