Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
|Private Bag X152, Pretoria, 0001
|OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, 0084
|012 351 1000
The mission of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) is to promote South Africa's national interests and values, the African Renaissance and the creation of a better world for all.
The Department's strategic objectives are to: protect and promote South African national interests and values through bilateral and multilateral interactions; conduct and coordinate South Africa's international relations and promote its foreign policy objectives; monitor international developments and advise government on foreign policy and related domestic matters; protect South Africa's sovereignty and territorial integrity; contribute to the formulation of international law and enhance respect for the provisions thereof; promote multilateralism to secure a rules-based international system; maintain a modern, effective and excellence-driven department; provide consular services to South African nationals abroad; and provide a world-class and uniquely South African State Protocol service.