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President Ramaphosa departs South Africa for Nigeria

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Sunday, 28 May 2023, departed South Africa for the Federal Republic of Nigeria 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.  

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 the President – 082 835 6315

Issued by: The Presidency