South African President Zuma to Travel to Mozambique

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President Zuma will travel to Maputo, Mozambique, for a consultative meeting with his counterpart President Filipe Nyusi.

“The two will use this opportunity to discuss issues of bilateral and regional importance to further strengthen relations between the two countries,” the Presidency said on Thursday.

South Africa and Mozambique enjoy strong historical ties based on geographical proximity and the role played by Mozambique in providing solidarity during the struggle.

The two countries, historically, also have strong economic ties, as evidenced not only in the presence of over 300 companies in Mozambique, but also in high trade volumes.

On the trade front, South Africa is currently Mozambique’s largest trading partner and accounts for about 32% of the country’s imports and 22.4% of its exports in 2013.

In 2014, South African exports to Mozambique amounted to R32.6 billion, while imports from Mozambique to South Africa totalled R11.3 billion.

Source: allAfrica