Media Advisory

25 April 2022

President Ramaphosa to host President Embaló of Guinea Bissau on State Visit

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 28 April 2022, host His Excellency General Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, on a State Visit to Pretoria.

This visit by President Embaló will provide an opportunity for South Africa and Guinea Bissau to strengthen bilateral, political, and socio-economic relations.

The two partners share a vision and strategic partnership on the advancement of peace and security, prosperity and development of our Continent.

The visit will also be a platform to reinvigorate a number of bilateral agreements that require closer implementation.

Since the commencement of President Embaló’s administration, there has been renewed interest in implementation of agreements and in extending partnership between the two countries.

The General Cooperation Agreement between the two countries signed in September 2008, has laid the foundation for the launching of a Joint Bilateral Commission (JBC).

This week’s visit is expected to explore new possible areas of economic, trade and investment cooperation, especially in Guinea Bissau’s key sectors such as agro-processing, defence, infrastructure and mining to the mutual benefit of both countries.

The Heads of State are also expected to share views on regional, continental and global issues of mutual interest, particularly peace, security and economic development matters.

President Ramaphosa will be supported by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor; Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe; Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise; Minister of Health Joe Phaahla; and Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Fikile Majola.

Media are invited to cover the State Visit as follows:


Date: Thursday, 28 April 2022

Time: 08h30 (Ceremonial proceedings)

Venue: Union Buildings, Amphitheatre



Date: Thursday, 28 April 2022

Time: 10h30

Venue: Union Buildings, Cabinet Room



Date: Thursday, 28 April 2022

Time: 12h20

Venue: Union Buildings, Media Centre

Media are required to RSVP by submitting personal details including name, surname, media house and ID number, to Tsakane Khambane on 082 084 5566 / or Kearabetswe Mabatle at by no later than 10h00 tomorrow, Tuesday, 26 April 2022.

Unaccredited media representatives will not have access to the Union Buildings.

Enquires: Tyrone Seale, Acting Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa





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