Zuma in Saudi Arabia to strengthen bilateral political and economic relations

2016-03-26 20:00
President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: GCIS)

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Durban – President Jacob Zuma is on a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to strengthen bilateral political and economic relations, the Presidency said on Saturday.

Zuma arrived in Riyadh on Saturday afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s state visit.

“The state visit… will serve as an important structural catalyst to strengthen bilateral political and economic relations, in particular by strengthening co-operation in the areas of trade and investment and in support of expanding cultural and people-to-people interaction between the two countries,” it said in a statement.

It said bilateral relations between the two countries are managed through the Joint Economic Commission.

In March Saudi Arabian firm ACWA Power announced a R15 billion investment in the solar plant project in the town of Groblershoop in the Northern Cape, with the capacity to power more than 200 000 households, said the Presidency.

Zuma is accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane,  Minister of  State Security David Mahlobo, Minister of  Trade and Industry Rob Davies, Minister of Home Affair Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Police and Nathi Nhleko. 

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