Xenophobia: Buhari Meets South Africa's Ramaphosa, Tells Him What To Do
President Buhari visits his South African counterpart, Ramaphosa, one month after Nigerians and other foreigners were attacked in the country (image courtesy: State House)

Nigeria and South Africa have agreed to issue 10-year visas to businessmen, frequent travelers and academics, Concise News reports.

The development came after the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Concise News understands that the Bi-National Commission has been elevated to the level of heads of state.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu revealed that the decision is to foster stronger ties between both countries.

The meeting was the first time President Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will preside since the Bi-National Commission was elevated.

Also, the two nations agreed to re-establish the consular forum – a structured arrangement where both governments meet regularly – not less than twice in a year, to discuss the welfare of citizens.

Similarly, the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor, signed the minutes of the 9th session of Bi-National Commission.