President Zuma to visit Equatorial Guinea

Pretoria: President Jacob Zuma will undertake a working visit to Equatorial Guinea this weekend.

The two-day visit, which starts on Saturday, will see the President holding talks with his counterpart Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

“The President will hold discussions with his counterpart President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, which are expected to focus on strengthening bilateral relations and an exchange of views on critical regional and global issues,” the Presidency said.

President Zuma first visited Equatorial Guinea in November 2009.

South Africa has enjoyed full diplomatic relations with Equatorial Guinea since 1993. The two countries have signed bilateral agreements in general cooperation, defence and regular diplomatic consultation, among others.

Oil revenue has made Equatorial Guinea, with its population of more than half a million people, the richest per capita in Africa.