Jonathan visits South Africa May 7

President Goodluck Jonathan will on May 7 pay  a  state visit to South Africa, the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports.

Amb. Sonni Yusuf, the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa disclosed this when he spoke to NAN in Johannesburg on Thursday.

He said that the president would be received in Cape Town by his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma.

“The visit is aimed at broadening our relationship and discussing areas of collaborations and cooperation,” the envoy further stated.

He said the visit was also expected to further strengthen critical strategic partnership between the two countries.

Yusuf said that both Presidents Jonathan and Zuma are expected to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and agreements during the visit

“The visit is in line with Nigeria and South Africa resolution to work together for the benefit of the African continent,’’ the High Commissioner said.

Yusuf said that there would be business forum where members of the Nigeria’s business community would also meet their South African counterparts to discus investment potentials in the two countries.

“On the sideline of the President’s visit, members of the business community of the two countries will meet and discuss investment potentials in areas of mining, agriculture, power and energy, manufacturing, industrial development and ICT.

“There will also going to be discussion on the service sector, tourism, finance and banking,’’ Yusuf said.

The President is expected to meet with the members of Nigerian community in South Africa and attend World Economic Forum on Africa on May 8 before leaving for Namibia on May 9.

NAN reports that President Zuma had paid a one-day official visit to Nigeria on April 16.

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