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Tue May 24 23:37:21 SAST 2016

Zuma to address National Assembly of Nigeria

TMG Digital | 02 March, 2016 14:30
President Jacob Zuma. File photo
Image by: Flickr via The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

President Jacob Zuma will be accompanied by at least six members of his cabinet when he heads to Nigeria for a two-day state visit next week.

A Presidency statement said the visit is at the invitation of His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari and Zuma “is expected to address the Joint Session of the National Assembly of Nigeria‚ and will together with President Buhari address the South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum”.

“To date‚ there are over 120 South African companies doing business in Nigeria in various sectors‚ including telecommunications‚ aviation‚ tourism‚ banking‚ property‚ retail‚ entertainment and the fast food‚” it said.

“With its large population and vast natural resources‚ especially oil and gas‚ Nigeria is South Africa's key trading partner on the continent‚ providing significant opportunities for its exports and investments and is ranked seventh in terms of South Africa's total trade in Africa.”

Zuma will be accompanied on March 8 and 9 by the ministers of international relations‚ defence‚ trade and industry‚ home affairs‚ energy‚ and mineral resources‚ as well as a South African business delegation.

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