President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa in October for talks on trade and the security of citizens.
According to a statement by the Senior special to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari accepted an invitation to visit the Ramaphosa to discuss “recurrent issues concerning the well-being of the Nigerian community in South Africa, and the need to promote trade and investment.
However, a specific date wasn’t given.
In an earlier letter of invitation, the South African President said: “Your visit will provide an excellent opportunity for our sister countries to further consolidate and advance our strategic partnership and cooperation on matters of peace, security & socio-economic development in our continent.”
“We will discuss issues of mutual interest and concern in global governance.”
President Ramaphosa said the meeting will provide an opportunity to inaugurate a Bi-national commission for both countries to “effect the strategic decisions taken in 2016 to elevate it to the level of Heads of State.”
Dozens of Nigerian have been killed in South Africa in anti-immigrant attacks.