Nigerian leader to visit South Africa to strengthen ties

president muhammadu buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have accepted an invitation by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, to visit the country in October to discuss issues relating to further strengthen trade relations between the two African economies.

In a statement made available to Xinhua on Sunday, presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu said the two leaders will consider recurrent issues concerning the need to promote trade and investment, and the well-being of the Nigerian community in South Africa.

According to Shehu, Buhari accepted the visit invitation in a telephone conversation with the South African leader.

Shehu also quoted an earlier letter of invitation by the South African president, saying Buhari’s visit will provide an opportunity for the two countries to further consolidate and advance our strategic partnership and cooperation on matters of peace, security and socio-economic development in the continent.

Ramaphosa said in the letter 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. Enditem


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