Buhari Arrives SA for State Visit

President Muhamadu Buhari Wednesday arrived in Pretoria, South Africa for a state visit and 9th meeting of Bi-National Commission, which will for the first time witness participation of the two Heads of State after an elevation.

The Bi-National Commission meeting was elevated to the level of Presidents’ participation, following a strategic position of the two economies in Africa and need for stronger relations.

President Buhari and his host, President Cyril Ramaphosa, will co-chair the meeting Thursday.

The President’s plane arrived in the South African Air force Base, Waterkloof, at 9.10pm, and he was received by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor and Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu.

Before the meeting, both Presidents will have a private meeting to discuss issues of mutual interests relating to the welfare of citizens.

Presidential Aide, Garba Shehu said the visit will enable more harmonious relations between the two largest economies in Africa.

The President will hold an interactive meeting with Nigerians in South Africa before returning to Abuja.

FRCN Abuja

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