Merkel meets Zuma, praises South Africa as 'important partner'

2015-11-10 17:19


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Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, calling South Africa "one of the most important partners on the African continent”.

Germany is SA's second-most important trading partner, with more than 600 German firms active in the country. Bilateral relations, Merkel said, were "very good."

As areas in which even more co-operation were possible Merkel named the fight against Islamist terrorism, their current energy partnership, science as well as climate policies.

His first visit to Germany, Zuma is also to meet with President Joachim Gauck.


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