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Mozambique President Nyusi to make State visit to SA

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Antonio Muchave)

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Antonio Muchave)

The Presidency has announced that the President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi is expected to make his first State visit to South Africa upon President Jacob Zuma’s invitation.

Nyusi’s visit was expected to “further deepen the existing bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries,” said Presidency spokesperson Bongani Majola.

Zuma has visited Mozambique twice this year.

Nuysi’s visit to the country would be “elevated into a Binational Commission” which would take place in Pretoria at the Union Buildings, with both presidents co-chairing the commission.

Mozambique is South Africa’s top trading partner on the African continent. In 2014, South Africa exported R32,6 billion worth of products to Mozambique, and imported products worth R11,3 billion.

In addition, over 300 South African companies have a presence in Mozambique, which is a testament to the “strong economic relations” the two countries have, in addition to a “high number of trade volumes”.

The South Africa-Mozambique Binational Commission would would alternate between Pretoria and Maputo in the future.

 

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