South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to arrive in Harare for bilateral talks between the two countries, expected to culminate in trade and economic agreements.
Speaking ahead of the visit President Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko said:
Trade cooperation between the two countries is at a high level to the extent that South African exports to Zimbabwe in 2018, amounted to approximately R30,8 billion (about US$2,1 billion), while imports from Zimbabwe amounted to approximately R3,6 billion (US$250 million), thus placing Zimbabwe among South Africa’s top trading partners on the continent.
South Africa and Zimbabwe have good bilateral political, economic and social relations underpinned by strong historical ties dating back from the years of the liberation struggle
Also coming to Zimbabwe for the talks are 6 ministers:
- Lindiwe Sisulu (International Relations and Cooperation),
- Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula (Defence and Military Veterans),
- Rob Davis (Trade and Industry),
- Siyabonga Cwele (Home Affairs),
- Blade Nzimande (Transport) and,
- Bogopane Zulu (Deputy Minister for Social Development)
The visit is part of what’s being referred to as Zimbabwe – South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC).
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