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President Ramaphosa arrives in the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Sunday, 28 May 2023, arrived in the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, where he is scheduled to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency President-Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday, 29 May 2023.

South Africa and Nigeria maintain a strategic partnership in pursuit of strengthened bilateral co-operation and towards the fostering of peace, stability, and economic development on the continent. 

While in Abuja, President Ramaphosa will attend the Inauguration Gala Dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari, outgoing President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in honour of Heads of State and Government attending the Inauguration.

President Ramaphosa is also expected to attend the Luncheon hosted by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, after his inauguration in honour of Heads of State and Government and other invited guests attending the Inauguration.

The two countries share a common vision on issues of political and economic integration in Africa, the need for sustainable conflict resolution and the need for the reform of multilateral institutions, especially the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

South Africa and Nigeria are engaged in growing economic cooperation, as evidenced by increasing trade and mutual investments.

South Africa and Nigeria account for approximately a third of Africa’s economic output, with each accounting for 60% - 70% of the economies in their sub-regions.

Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa – +27 82 835 6315

Issued by: The Presidency