SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT MAKING WORKING VISITS TO ZAMBIA, DR CONGO

PRETORIA– South African President Cyril Ramaphosa left here Thursday for working visits to Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Presidency said in a statement.

President Ramaphosa will hold consultative meetings with President Edgar Lungu and President Joseph Kabila, respectively, the Presidency said.

The visits form part of a long-standing tradition in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) whereby newly-elected Heads of State pay courtesy calls on the leaders of other member countries.

During the visits, President Ramaphosa and his counterparts will discuss bilateral co-operation as well as political and security developments in the sub-region and continent, as well as global issues of mutual concern.

President Ramaphosa will no longer stop over in the Republic of Zimbabwe but will attend the inauguration of President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday.

The President is accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Lindiwe Sisulu and Minister of State Security Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK