Zuma to visit Burundi

2011-08-10 17:00

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will depart for Burundi on Wednesday for a state visit, his spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.

"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 Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Thandi Tobias-Pokolo.

Read more on:    blade nzimande  |  maite nkoana-mashabane  |  mac maharaj  |  jacob zuma  |  lindiwe sisulu  |  burundi  |  east africa  |  politics
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