South African leader due in Nigeria on state visit

South African president Jacob Zuma is due in Nigeria on Tuesday, to begin a two-day state visit with a view to deepen trade relations and strengthen other areas of cooperation with the West African country.


Upon his arrival in Abuja, the South African leader, who is leading a large entourage of investors to Nigeria, will hold discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Jacob Zuma “The meeting between both presidents is very timely. Nigeria and South Africa are the pillars of this continent.

And moving forward, both countries have to work together, both presidents have to be close,” the minister said.

This meeting, Onyeama added, is expected to help increase trade relations between the countries as they both face inimical challenges.

Over 100 South African firms are doing business in various sectors in Nigeria, including hospitality, telecommunications, aviation, fast food and entertainment.

The Nigerian government said, as part of its foreign policy drive of economic diplomacy, it would like to see Nigeria and South Africa collaborate to push for greater African integration and inter-African trade. Enditem

source: Xinhua

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