PRETORIA– South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to undertake working visits to neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in his capacity as the current Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The visits, scheduled for Saturday, also form part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC sub-region whereby newly-elected Heads of State pay courtesy calls on the leaders of neighbouring countries. Ramaphosa was sworn in as president of South Africa on Feb 15.
The Presidency said in a statement here Thursday that during the visits, President Ramaphosa and his counterparts will discuss bilateral co-operation as well as regional, continental and global issues of mutual concern.
It is expected that the SADC Heads of State will pay particular attention to the latest political and security developments in the region, including the regional economic integration agenda.
President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Lindiwe Sisulu, and the Minister of State Security, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK