South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday arrived in Zimbabwe for the Bi-National Commission (BNC).
According to a statement released by South Africa’s presidency, the BNC seeks to strengthen mutual cooperation and deepen implementation of 45 bilateral agreements between Harare and Pretoria. Ramaphosa and Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa will on Tuesday co-chair the third session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission. Part of the statement reads:
Introducing the Pindula News Mobil App
Download from Google Play Store
The BNC is preceded by a ministerial session which was held earlier today (Monday), to consider and adopt the draft agreed minutes and joint communique negotiated by senior officials on 7 and 8 March. Ministers also coordinated the agenda and programme for the Heads of State session. During the BNC, the two Heads of State will review bilateral cooperation and progress made with the implementation of bilateral agreements. South Africa and Zimbabwe are signatories to 45 agreements which cover a wide range of fields, including trade and investment, health, labour, migration, defence, taxation, tourism, scientific and technological cooperation, water and the environment.
Three South African ministers arrived in Zimbabwe on Sunday night for the third session of the Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission. The Ministers are Lindiwe Sisulu (International Relations and Cooperation), Siyabonga Cwele (Home Affairs) and Blade Nzimande (Transport). Deputy Minister of Social Development Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu arrived earlier during the day.