Zuma to visit Burundi

10 August 2011 - 12:29 By Sa[a
President Jacob Zuma. File picture.
President Jacob Zuma. File picture.
Image: GCIS

President Jacob Zuma will leave for Burundi on Wednesday for a state visit, says his spokesman, Mac Maharaj.

"South Africa believes the time has come to work more closely with Burundi in the country's post-conflict reconstruction and development," Maharaj said

Memorandums of understandings of existing relations in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, trade and investment, higher education and defence will be signed.

A business delegation accompanying Zuma included International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Thandi Tobias-Pokolo.