Buhari, South African President, Ramaphosa agree to meet on consular, trade issues


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and his South Africa counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa have agreed to meet in October to discuss issues relating to wellbeing of citizens and ways to further strengthen trade relations between the two largest economies in Africa.

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu who confirmed this development in a statement on Saturday in Abuja said that President Buhari accepted an invitation to visit the country to further “consider recurrent issues concerning wellbeing of the Nigerian community in South Africa and the need to promote trade and investment’’, in a telephone conversation with the South African leader at his country home in Daura, Katsina State.

Shehu quoted the South African President in an earlier letter of invitation to President Buhari as saying, “Your visit will provide an excellent opportunity for our sister countries to further consolidate and advance our strategic partnership and cooperation on matters of peace, security and socio-economic development in our continent.

“We will discuss issues of mutual interest and concern in global governance.”

He added that President Ramaphosa said the meeting would provide an opportunity to inaugurate a Bi-national commission for both countries to “effect the strategic decisions taken in 2016 to elevate it to the level of Heads of State.”

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