Ramaphosa in Zimbabwe to chair bi-national commission

2019-03-12 08:11
President Cyril Ramaphosa. (NASIEF MANIE/AFP/Getty Images)

President Cyril Ramaphosa. (NASIEF MANIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

President Cyril Ramaphosa flew into Harare on Monday evening, ahead of co-chairing the Bi-National Commission (BNC) with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Relations between the two countries are conducted through the BNC, which was established in 2015.

Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko said they would seek to "strengthen mutual cooperation and deepen implementation" of 45 bilateral agreements.

"South Africa and Zimbabwe are signatories to 45 agreements which cover a wide range of fields, including trade and investment, health, labour, migration, defence, taxation, tourism, scientific and technological cooperation, water and the environment," she explained.

"In terms of trade, South African exports to Zimbabwe totalled R30.8bn, while imports from Zimbabwe amounted to R3.6bn."

Ramaphosa's delegation comprises ministers of:

  • international relations and cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu;
  • defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula;
  • finance, Tito Mboweni;
  • trade and industry, Dr Rob Davies;
  • home affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele;
  • transport, Dr Blade Nzimande; and
  • police, Bheki Cele.

Deputy minister of social development, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, is also part of the delegation.

Deputy President David Mabuza will act as president during Ramaphosa's absence.

Read more on:    cyril ramaphosa  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.