Zuma and Mugabe holding talks at Union Buildings

2015-04-08 11:07
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President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe are holding talks and signing bilateral agreements at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe arrived for talks at the Union Buildings in Pretoria shortly after 10:00 on Wednesday.

Mugabe stood at attention next to Zuma, with their wives Grace and Thobeka behind them, as the national anthems for each country were played.

A number of bilateral agreements will be signed. The first one relates to the establishment of a bi-national commission and will be signed by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.

A memorandum of understanding between the two governments on diplomatic consultations will be signed by Nkoana-Mashabane and Mumbengegwi.

An agreement will also be signed regarding mutual assistance between the countries' customs administrations.

An agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe on co-operation on water resource management and the establishment and functioning of the Joint Water Commission will be signed by Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and Zimbabwe's Environment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere.

After Mugabe's arrival and a welcome ceremony, he and President Jacob Zuma would hold a "tete-a-tete", according to the programme, followed by a photo opportunity.

The agreements will then be signed.

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