12th session of Joint Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa took place on November 5-8 in Pretoria. It was preceded by meeting of Co-Chairs of ITEC H.E. Mr.S.Donskoy, Minister of Natural Recources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, and H.E. Ms. M.Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of RSA. Issues of bilateral trade and economic relations development were discussed. During the ITEC meeting in - depth discussion on the state of bilateral cooperation in various fields was conducted, and the ways of intensifying and broadening the cooperation were marked. Bilateral Minutes of the meeting were adopted and signed by co-chairpersons. In the framework of ITEC Russia-SA Business council, Russian business-mission, as well as several other meetings were held.