HARARE– President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa arrives in expected in Harare Saturday on a working visit, before travelling to Maputo as part of his tour of neighbouring countries.
In a statement, the South African Presidency said Ramaphosa, who took office on Feb 15, was visiting the two countries in his capacity as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The visits are in line with the long-standing tradition in the SADC sub-region whereby newly lected Heads of State pay courtesy calls in neighbouring countries, added the statement.
During the visit to Harare, President Ramaphosa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa are expected to discuss bilateral cooperation as well as regional, continental and global issues of mutual concern.
It is expected that the SADC Heads of State will pay a particular focus on the latest political and security developments in the region including the regional economic integration agenda in the SADC, the statement said.
President Ramaphosa will be accompanied on the visit by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of State Security Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.
Besides being a top ally of Zimbabwe, South Africa is also its biggest trading partner, and is home to millions of Zimbabweans, who work, study and live there.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK