President Ramaphosa begins working visit to Mozambique
17 March 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has arrived in Maputo in the Republic of Mozambique on a Working Visit today, Saturday 17 March 2018.
The visit forms part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC region, whereby newly elected Heads of State pay courtesy calls to the neighbouring countries.
In Mozambique, President Ramaphosa will hold discussions with President Filipe Nyusi on cementing bilateral relations between the two countries.
South Africa and Mozambique enjoy cordial bilateral relations, underpinned by strong historical and political bonds that date back to the era of the struggle against colonialism and apartheid.
President Ramaphosa is accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of State Security, Ms Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.
Following the visit to Mozambique, President Ramaphosa will depart for the Republic of Zimbabwe, where he will pay a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson on 072 854 5707
Issued by: The Presidency