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South African President Visits Nigeria


Abuja, 1 December 2021 (TDI): South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Abuja for a one-day visit.

Many State ministers, including foreign Minister DR Naledi Pandor, accompany the president on the visit to Nigeria.

Additionally,  Minister of Justice and Correctional Services  Ronald Lamola; Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula; and Deputy Minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa also joined the South African President on the visit.

Likewise, President Cyril Ramaphosa met with a business delegation participating in the South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum. 

 10th Bi-National Commission (BNC)

South African President attended the 10th Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between Nigeria and South Africa. BNC provides an opportunity to enhance bilateral relations, political cooperation and strengthen the economic development of both countries. Besides, both countries’ officials signed various MOUs and agreements.

Likewise, in the 10th BNC, officials of both countries reviewed the progress of decisions made in the 9th BNC session. Further, officials also discussed the re-establishment of the South Africa-Nigeria Consular Forum, the establishment of an Early Warning Mechanism, the reaffirmation of the historical and political relations, and an agreement on Diplomatic Consultations between the two countries.

South Africa and Nigeria are also committed to regular consultations on bilateral issues and continental and global issues of mutual concern.

South Africa-Nigeria Youth Dialogue

Both presidents launched South Africa-Nigeria Youth Dialogue between the two countries. Likewise, South Africa-Nigeria Youth Dialogue connects youth of both countries on bilateral issues and helps them to play a role in the national development of both countries.

Joint Press Briefing

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa talked at the joint press conference in Abuja.

Speaking at the Press Conference, South African President said, “South Africa and Nigeria both have rich cultural, vibrant arts and flourishing sports sectors, all of which will be greatly enriched through greater collaboration through the Programme of Cooperation.”

Moreover, both presidents pledged to enhance bilateral cooperation between two African countries, especially in the economic and trade arena.


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