Media Statement

24 March 2016

President Zuma congratulates President Mahamadou Issoufou on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Niger

On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. President Jacob Zuma congratulates President Mahamadou Issoufou on his re-election as President of the Republic of Niger, following the second round of the Presidential Election held on 20 March 2016.

President Zuma further congratulates the people of the Republic of Niger for conducting a peaceful election, as declared by the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) election observer teams and the results announced by the Independent Election Commission (CENI) of the Republic of Niger on 23 March 2016.

President Zuma expresses his commitment to continue working closely with President Issoufou to enhance the good bilateral relations which exist between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Niger, paying particular focus on the strengthening of economic cooperation, especially in the field of mining.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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