Deputy President Jacob Zuma to Attend Inauguration of John Agyekum Kufuor, Accra, Ghana Friday, 7 January 2005

PRETORIA - South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the inauguration of the President-elect of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, on Friday, 7 January 2005, in Accra, Ghana.

South Africa and Ghana maintain a warm, fraternal, strategic bilateral political and economic relationship. In this regard, during her recent visit to Ghana from 1-3 November 2004, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma signed Agreements on the Establishment of a Permanent Joint Commission and the Avoidance of Double Taxation together with her counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nana Akufo Addo.

Bilateral Economic Relations

Regarding economic relations, Ghana represents a major export markets for South African goods within the West African region.
SA Exports to Ghana: R688,60 m (2001)
R 979,00 m(2002)
R1, 161 m (2003)
SA Imports from Ghana: R 28,03 m (2001)
R 72,00 m (2002)
R 52,00 m (2003)

Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853

Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag x152
6 January 2005


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