Zuma to visit Sudan

FILE PICTURE: President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma is set to visit Sudan over the weekend, the Presidency said on Thursday.

“The President will stop over in Khartoum (Sudan) after the conclusion of the African Union summit, which is currently taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,” the Presidency said in a statement.

Zuma would hold consultations with Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.

Zuma arrived in Ethiopia, on Wednesday evening ahead of the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly.

On Thursday, Zuma, in his capacity as chairman of the Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative, would brief the 32nd Summit of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development heads of state and government orientation committee.

He would brief them about progress made in infrastructure development in Africa.

Zuma was accompanied by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Ministers in the Presidency Jeff Radebe and Susan Shabangu, and Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Also accompanying Zuma were Public Service Minister Collins Chabane and his deputy Ayanda Dlodlo, as well as State Security Minister David Mahlobo.

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